By Aaron Burns, May 28 2017 04:17PM
It has been a busy time not only with young owls hatching but I have also been aquiring other birds. I have gone from 1 Tawny owl to 4, hopefully this will now enable me not only to take a Tawny to more events but as from next year start to breed them. I have also obtained a McKinders Eagle Owl, I have named her Beauty and she certainly lives up to that name, she has settled in well and is very inquistitive.
On the breeding side of things I currently have 2 x scops owls that are growing well, the parents are also sitting a couple of eggs. There are 2 x mottled owls that have just hatched with another in the incubator about to hatch, the parents are also sitting a couple of eggs. The Great Greys are currently raising 4 chicks. The Blue wing Kookaburras are also sitting two eggs and the Tengmalms latest batch did not survive but she has returned to the nest so we still might have some success.
The single African Wood Owl is sitting on one egg, obviously with no chance of success as she does not have a mate and my Snowy Owl Tundra is sitting on 2 eggs and a tennis ball, the egges wont come to anything as there again there is no mate and Ive never heard of a tennis ball hatching. The newly paired White Faced are getting on well so they could be activity later in the summer.
i am still hoping to get a pair of Hornbills later in the summer.