|HV13: barn owl box at Fawley|
Friday, 13 February 2015
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
|HW16: tawny owl box|
The boxes have been constructed by Les Davies, Chairman of the "Friends of Holtspur Bank", a local volunteer group.
Let's hope for some takers come the spring.
|HW17: barn owl box|
|HW18: kestrel box|
Friday, 6 February 2015
|HW12: kestrel box|
With all the surrounding good habitat we are hopeful of takers for these boxes.
|HW11: tawny owl box|
|HW10: barn owl box|
|HW13: internal barn owl box|
We then went on to install a home-made barn owl box inside a barn nearby in the Hughenden Valley.
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
|Box MC20: Pullingshill Wood|
This site is contiguous with Marlow Common, managed by the Chiltern Society, where we have another four tawny owl boxes - one of which contained three chicks in 2014.
We will now be able to monitor a high proportion of the tawny owl population in this area.
|Bee-hive in little owl box|
First a new barn owl box was put up at Pope's Meadow, where inspection of a little owl box revealed its change-of-use to a bee-hive!
Then two barn owl boxes at Easthampstead Park were cleared of squirrels and lowered to a more accessible height.
Next a dilapidated barn owl box at Moss End Farm that had been used by little owls for some years was replaced.
Finally a further barn owl box at Winkfield Row was cleared of squirrel drey, jackdaw and stock dove nests.
Our thanks go to Dan for his support of our Barn Owl Group.
|Barn owl box at Fifield|
We also inspected two existing barn owl boxes, one of which had held first a kestrel nest followed by a barn owl nest; the other was being used as a barn owl roost site.
A follow-up visit is planned to install further boxes in this area.