A rare experience

Our group volunteers were treated to a rare occurrence recently, while visiting a box located in a barn at a site north of Brighton.

Inside we found four Kestrel chicks and three Barn Owl chicks co-existing in a box the size of a large tea chest!

The Kestrel chicks were approximately 22 days old, so these will fledge in five to ten days. The Barn Owl chicks were aged between 28 and 32 days and will remain in the box for a further 30 days.

All seven chicks were healthy in weight.