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24 November 2013

Winter roost

Barn Owl roosting in a garage, south Kerry, November 2013.

Barn Owls must forage much further for food in winter, and radio-tracking studies have shown that they can travel up to 7 km from their nest site in winter. This bird was recently frequenting the inside of a garage over a two week period, roosting on a pile of turf. It's unusual to have one visit such an open site, as they will normally try to hide away during the day.

(with thanks to Pat McDaid)