A quick update from the Barn Owl cam. As can be seen in the latest screen shot (below) the hen owl now has four eggs. She laid her forth egg a few days ago so I guess that is it for this clutch. Although not easy to see the egg furthest to the left has been damaged, slightly flat on top with what appears to be a small puncture. I can only assume it was when she was moving them about or when hubby came and and mated with her (which he does on a daily basis!).
I fear the damaged egg will not hatch so the maximum we can expect from this clutch is 3 chicks, that is unless the male owl continues with his amorous approaches and damages any more?