LATEST IMAGES - APRIL1
A chance sighting from the car of a Tawny Owl chasing a crow gave us an enjoyable few days taking pictures at its nest. After the Owl had chased the crow the Owl went and sat on a opening where a large branch had spilt from the main trunk of a large Beech tree. After a few minutes watching I left but went back in the morning to take another look at the split as it was only about 10 feet off the ground and 15 yards from the very small side road. I was pleased to see a bundle of fur peeking out but couldn't tell how many chicks were there. The following evening saw us parked in front of the tree where upon one of the adults came and landed on the split and we could make out two chicks. Over the following 10 days we made both evening and morning visits to the tree, staying about 1 hour in the evening and just a brief visit in the morning to see if any of the chicks were sitting in the open. It soon became obvious there were 3 chicks.
ADULT TAWNY OWL WITH TWO CHICKS
THE TWO ELDEST CHICKS IN THE NEST
ALL THREE CHICKS
The eldest is trying to climb up out of the nest while the middle one is obviously not ready to leave yet