May 24, 2016
Dottie – the female Barn Owl – did some spring cleaning in the? nest box today. In this clip we see her kicking up the pellets (indigestible materials cast up by the owls) that line the nest box, flinging debris to the sides and eating any feces she finds.
The owlets will soon learn to clean the nest themselves and will start kicking the material around and shredding up the pellets. They will defecate away from the area where they usually rest. Watch for a raising of the tail and a wiggle!