The Wirral Barn Owl Trust and the landowner took various steps to alleviate the problem over several days. The box was checked again on Sunday (15th) and we are pleased to report that all 3 chicks have survived and are now nearly ready to fledge.
We are extremely grateful to our supporters for their generosity and to our dedicated team of volunteers, without whose help these operations would not be possible.
Yesterday our members rescued 3 Barn Owl chicks that were panting in a very hot nest box in Mollington. All three were given water to drink (by pipette) and were bathed in a shallow water bath. Over 20 extra ventilation hours were drilled in the box and a water bath was placed inside. We’ll be back to check on them as the hot weather continues.