Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Early Bird...

I had ADMc on the phone yesterday for a chat and he told an interesting tale.

The other day he had two Tawny Owlets in a tree in Morpeth. The chicks, recently fledged, branch out like this and are still adult dependant. This is very early this year. Andy has checked the dates of fledging and believes these two to be 5 weeks old. Along with a 4 week incubation period, means that this pair had a nest with eggs anwhere round about the 10th January .

Can you remember what the weather was like on 10th January?

2 comments:

Dean said...

Truly remarkable record, considering the harsh conditions over the winter.

Regards my previous comment : Sorry, i forgot about the rarity of EG`s up your way. It`s a species that we take for granted down here.

Stewart said...

Oh no probs about that Dean, its interesting to find that there is such differences over a relatively short distance. Maybe I'll prove Early Grey to be regular up here after all....