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'Nestcam' captures owlets birth

Barn owlets
The camera was set up inside a nest box to capture the births

Two barn owls have been successfully born while being filmed on a webcam on a nesting farm in Cornwall.

The barn owl Trust used a camera, which was set-up inside a nest box, to record the secret lives of barn owls.

The two owlets were born in succession, which does not happen in barn owls, usually egg-laying occurs at 2-3 day intervals.

This is the second year the Trust has set-up the nestcam to watch the wild birds nesting.

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