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Barn owl hatchlings

Barn owl hatchlings

Five hatchlings huddle for warmth, lying on an insulating blanket of dead vole remains. Their down layer has yet to grow and their mother will brood them until the youngest is about two weeks of age and has developed a down layer to keep itself warm.

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