Conservation volunteers at Gunby Hall and Gardens got a pleasant surprise when they discovered two fluffy chicks in a tawny owl’s nest box.
The Gunby estate, between Spilsby and Skegness, is home to several tawny and barn owls, and volunteers at the site are doing their bit to ensure the birds thrive.
Gunby Hall’s visitor experience manager Astrid Gatenby said: “The two chicks were weighed, ringed and checked for any injuries. Both chicks passed their assessment with flying colours and were put back in the owl box again.
“The specialist volunteers will check the owl box again in a year’s time to hopefully find another mum or mum-to-be in residence.”
Calling the owl chicks ‘gorgeous floofballs - Astrid added: “We hope they all live well and prosper.”
But it’s not just owls - the site’s nest boxes attract - a family of kestrels was found to be using one recently - and raising four healthy chicks.
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