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2014 was an exciting year for Barn Owls in Gloucestershire. For the first time ever, a second brood of Barn Owl chicks in the same breeding season were recorded in the county. The first brood consisted of five eggs, all of which hatched and all five chicks were ringed on 18th June. The second clutch also consisted of five eggs. The male soon disappeared, leaving the female to feed all the chicks, three of which survived and were ringed 8th October.