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The Barn owl pair is the first night raptors to have laid eggs for breeding season 2019

The Barn owl pair is the first night raptors to have laid eggs for breeding season 2019

28.02.2019
The Barn owl eggs laid their first early eggs in the Wildlife rehabilitation and breeding center. The happy event happened a month earlier than the last year, probably because of the unusually warm for the season weather.

The pair is part of the breeding program for birds admitted as patients in the Green Balkans’ Rescue Center and remained with permanent injuries. Not only that they have the chance to find shelter in our aviaries, where they are under medical supervision and are given enough food daily, but they also have the opportunity to mate with birds from the same species and to produce offsprings. Sometimes even they even breed twice a year as our Barn owl pair often do.

They usually manage to hatch two clutches. After the chicks fledge and start feeding on their own we move them to adaptation aviary. There they spend a few more days without their parents before they leave their temporary home.
Besides the birds also become foster parents for wild orphans and not only that they raise their own chicks, they also support the team of the nursery room by fostering up to 10 babies a year.

We are eagerly anticipating to find out how many Barn owl chicks we will have this year!