Manx BirdLife project rears three chicks ready for take off
The maiden flight of the Island's most secret family of barn owls is edging closer.
Manx BirdLife, the charity behind a nest box project, says the three surviving fledglings look set to leave the roost 'any day soon'.
Since early spring, the owlcam has been live-streaming the life of the rare barn owls to the rest of the world.
A clutch of six eggs were laid in April, though by June, only three hatchlings remained.
It is believed the not-so-lucky siblings were eaten by their older brothers and sisters - 'nature's insurance plan', according to the bird charity.
Earlier in the season, a second webcam was installed outside the nest box, which will provide a view of the young birds coming and going from their home as they learn to fly and acquire their hunting skills.