Typical teenagers

Day 75. The two owlets are now confident flyers, spending most of the night out and about and only coming back to the nest box when they’re hungry.

We get a good view of them at dusk as they fly silently up and down the edge of the field, practising hunting by pouncing on anything that moves on the ground (including leaves blowing in the wind). We don’t know for sure how well they are hunting so are feeding them once every third night so that they don’t starve.

It won’t be long before they naturally disperse and we probably won’t see them again.

If you’re going to eat a field mouse whole you have to get it lined up just right.