Nearly forty years ago when Leonard re-roofed our barn he hung an old galvanized bucket high in the rafters. Every year since a pair of barn owls (Tyto alba) has raised a brood in the bucket. A couple times no young owls fledged, while in other years as many as five have grown to maturity. The first 2015 owlet appears to have hatched shortly before I checked the nest yesterday. I wonder how many eggs there are? Leonard and I are happy to have another barn owl family.