Baby owls at the World Owl Trust at Muncaster Castle in Cumbria have had their keepers in a bit of a flap this year as there were fears the freezing spring had stopped their parents breeding.
Owlets are usually due to hatch in February but the first ones weren't spotted until the end of March.
Some of the barn owl owlets are so late they are only starting to hatch now. It is a similar picture in the wild. The conservation monitoring team have delayed their observations as owlets have yet to hatch.
The World Owls Trust believe their work is more important than ever as owl numbers are reducing due to temperamental weather patterns. They say education is key.
An open day is being held at Muncaster on Sunday, July 7th for members of the public to find out more about the owlets.