|View from outside Reception Hide at 6:30pm|
|Barn Owl (25)|
The three of us made a prediction of when the first owl would emerge for the night. I predicted that they will emerge by 8pm. Around 7:45pm, one of the owls stirred and sat on the rim of the entrance hole for a couple of minutes before deciding to head back inside for a few more z's. At 7:55pm, with 5 minutes to spare, it finally came outside to sit on a tree nearby to the box. It had a quick preening session before it flew into the woods to hunt. The other owl remained inside the box, which meant it was either lazy or it was sitting on eggs.
|Sunset at Strumpshaw Fen|
|View from Reception Hide at about 9pm|