Category:Barn Owls

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Baby barn owl plying peek-a-boo in our owl box

All about Barn Owls

Key Facts about Barn Owls (Tyto alba)

What they eat 
Mice, voles, shrews and some larger mammals and small birds
Length: 33-39cm
Wingspan: 80-95cm
Weight: 250-350g
UK breeding: 4,000-14,000 pairs
Europe: 110-220,000 pairs

What a Barn Owl Sounds Like

The audio clip below is one owl in the box squawking and another owl flying up to the box and then circling, screeching. The clonk is the first owl landing on the perch on the box.

Barn Owl Breeding Facts

Nesting period
March to August
Nest material
Owl pellets (poo)
Nest site
Natural and man-made cavities, such as trees, cliffs, barns, buildings and nest boxes
Number of eggs
4 to 6
Number of broods (sets of young bird siblings, hatched at the same time by the same parents
Incubation period
29 – 34 days - female sits on the eggs
Fledgling period
50 - 55 days after hatching

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