Thursday, 22 January 2015

Cookham Little Owl boxes

A frosty start today saw us inspecting little owl boxes at White Place Farm, Cookham. The boxes were installed about 10 years ago by Brian Clews as part of a project to reverse the decline in the local little owl population. Unsurprisingly some of the original 50 or so boxes in the area around Cookham are now in need of repair.
We found a little owl roosting in a box here last November, and another one was seen today - an encouraging sign ahead of this year's nesting season.