The owl files – Chapter 2: Situation back to normal . . .

02 July 2021

Situation back to normal . . .

On the day that the female produced the first egg of this season, she has gone back to her behaviour of previous breeding seasons.

At 17:45 she left the nest to ‘chill’ on the roof outside my study window. I carefully climbed out, talking quietly to her, and then waited to try and photograph her if she decided to fly. After a while she moved up onto one of the air ducts – and I managed to snap this shot, luckily just capturing her eye over the top of her right wing.

Note, I’ve edited the photo to remove the distracting background.

Female owl in flight 02072021

By Geoff Lockwood