Fifth egg

Today our female owl laid a fifth egg.
Barn Owls usually lay at two and a half day intervals but ours have extended this timing slightly between egg 4 and egg 5.
Second clutches often contain large numbers of eggs so we may see more.

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Still four eggs

Today our owls still have four eggs so that will probably be the complete clutch.
The weather yesterday and overnight was very windy. It would be almost impossible for our male to hunt. Yet he brought in five voles and two mice!
It is likely he had cached these nearby when the weather was good on Friday.
When the female is sitting she is totally reliant on her partner. It looks as though she has chosen well.

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