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Owl Boxes

Sunday, January 12th 2014

Tawny Owls breed early in the year and are already calling and beginning to set up their territories.  When the boxes are checked in the spring a note is made of their condition.  Some of the older boxes needed to be replaced.  The poor weather has meant that the bird ringers were unable to get out onto the training area to do the necessary work.  Today it was very cold but dry and not too windy, so off they set with their bucket of nails, sawdust, compass, ladders, gloves and various other things that might be needed.

The first one went up and by the end of the day 4 new boxes had been made ready for their new residents.  Let us hope that the owls approve of their new boxes and when the bird ringers head back in the spring there will be owlets to ring.

Putting up the owl box

The team at the end of the day.

The owl box team!

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