The following day Ian and Marc headed home but Adam's ferry wasn't sailing until the evening so we spent the day checking owl boxes around Tregaron Bog. In all 9 Barn Owl boxes were checked and cleaned out. Worryingly only one Barn Owl was seen (and we missed catching it). Several of the boxes had recent pellets but no owls - hope they didn't all perish in the snow! One box held two roosting Tawny Owls of which we managed to catch the female who had been ringed originally in a neighbouring box this time last year.
Tawny Owls are always a bit of a treat for our Irish colleagues - they don't have any!
Also installed a few more Dipper boxes, including one under a low bridge where I misjudged the water level and managed to get a bit wet!