My first trip out this year to see how the Barn Owls are doing and the answer it seems is very well. It looks like a bumper year for voles as they have well stocked larders and some large clutches. 7 eggs is as big as they get and if the parents can rear them all it will equal the project’s biggest brood.
This male (the one on the right) was in a box in a barn near Widmerpool.
Males have pure white breast feathers; the females have dark spots.