Owl, Owls, Owls!

The owlets are growing, Notley released and 4 young Tawny’s


Barn Owl Notley

Notley is flying free.

He deserves his freedom he waited a long time.

However he has not gone gone. Each night he comes back for food (see the B&W image below). This is important, he is almost a year old and has to learn quickly how to hunt so we put food out for him while he learns and will gradually reduce it over time.

This Barn owl I spotted around 7am in the front paddock. We  had a ‘conversation’ for 10 minutes and I managed to get some photos. I am positive looking at his eyes that this is Notley. Interestingly the camera on the ‘owl table’ showed him visitng at 6.30 am, so this must be him and its fantastic to see him!

Barn Owl Jordan 2.0 has new friends and is growing!

Jordan 2.0 is growing fast. Look at the pictures below showing how much bigger is after a short time. He is bigger than his teddy!

Jordan has two older owlet friends now. Lavenham and Preston. They were found in a field and were very very skinny.  Not sure if he is overly delighted… they seem to have taken over his cage and I think he liked the attention on him. However, in the long run it is so much better for them to be with others.  They can learn together and hopefully may stay together for a while when they are released.

Four Young Tawny Owls

Augusta, Woody, Brinkley and Webstead were each found in different locations across Essex and Suffolk as Owlets in the spring and are now about 4-5 months old.

Stephanie of Owls and Birds of Prey Rescue Suffolk & Essex – Stephanie Callister-Jarrold raised them. They moved them from a small cage to a large one and then outside to her aviary where they could all be together.

Now they are big, beautiful and ready to be released. They are here for a couple of weeks and then they will be released after they are used to their surroundings.  Colin Shead has made some Tawny Owl boxes, which Anne Thomas Photography helped me purchase. Thank you both! These will be put in some of our suitable oak trees ready for them, so they have immediate shelter.

They will have time before winter to sort themselves out and learn how to hunt and find shelter, and we will carry on leaving food out and monitor them to see if they come back for it while they get used to being free. They are stunning birds.