Barn Owl chick, Co. Kerry, 24th July 2013 (M.O'Clery).
If cuteness was an Olympic sport, this Barn Owl chick would win gold...
Barn Owl chick, Co. Kerry, 24th July 2013 (Filmed under licence: M.O'Clery).
This chick is about 20 days old, just old enough to regulate its own body temperature. The nest was in an old cottage in east Kerry, and is one of the few broods of three we have seen so far this summer.