A mixed diet for our growing owlets!

The Yew View owlets are growing at an amazing pace and it’s not surprising as there is quite a lot of prey coming in from the parents… sometimes not what you would expect! The female now no longer stays in the box during the day… not surprising as thy are becoming increasingly mobile and lively! The adults are now hunting all night to feed these youngsters , so need to rest up during the day… without being annoyed by two youngsters!

On the 20th, we managed to capture a frog being bought in. We have had a couple of frogs and it is interesting to think about where they might be hunting for frogs. Possibly in one of the ditches, where there is still a little water and it is not too deep….

Before the female finally gave up on spending days in the box, it was lovely to capture some daylight footage of the family. You can see how wriggly there are!

With all this food coming in and lots of it now being swallowed whole, the owlets are now bringing up pellets. Owls regurgitate the indigestible parts of their prey; the bones and fur. The female seemed to be breaking these up in this clip…