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Suffolk Wildlife Trust supports landowners, farmers and community groups to take action for Suffolk’s barn owls. With your help we can bring back Suffolk’s barn owls.
So, get involved, keep an eye on our barn owl live webcam and let us know in the comments section if you see any interesting behaviour.
Oka Last, Barn Owl Adviser
This blog is part of Suffolk Wildlife Trust's Heritage Lottery funded work to help more people take action for local wildlife
Polly Mander has seen a second chick being washed by Mrs P at 7.20 this morning! The live webcamera has been up and running today, and so Mrs P has moved into the far corner of the nest box to sleep! She can occasionally be seen bobbing her head, which is most likely to be her tearing up a small mammal food item to feed tiny pieces to her tiny chicks.
Barn owls are ‘crepuscular’ that is mostly active at dawn and dusk. Although it does vary and when barn owls have chicks they will hunt throughout the day and night.
Have you noticed that Mr & Mrs P sleep during the day? They generally become much more active at dusk, the food deliveries from Mr P are much more frequent and Mrs P is much more restless inside the box, even popping out from time to time. When the Chick P’s grow up there will be lots of hungry mouths to feed and so Mr P will be kept very busy hunting. Thankfully their home is on a Suffolk Wildlife Trust nature reserve and so there are plenty of small mammals to be found in the amazing diversity of fenland habitat.