Thursday, 30 April 2015

2015 Barn Owl season underway!

The first barn owl egg was laid on 24th April in one of our nest boxes fitted with a camera. A similar date to last year.

Here's hoping it's the first of many barn owl nests in our boxes this year.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Owl boxes for BBOWT reserves

Yoesden Bank - barn owl box

Taking advantage of today's warm sunshine, Bob and Paul spent a busy day putting up owl boxes on BBOWT's Yoesden Bank and Swains Wood reserves.

Yoesden Bank - little owl box
With great support from Debbie Lewis, BBOWT Reserves Ecology Manager, and Mark Vallance, BBOWT Reserves Manager (Bucks),  we were able to assist the BBOWT "Help to save local Barn Owls" initiative.

  In total we managed to install 2 x barn owl, 2 x tawny owl, 1 little owl and 1 kestrel box.

Swains Wood - barn owl box
Yoesden Bank - tawny owl box


Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Owl box transporter

Box transporter

When installing a barn owl box at Widbrook Common near Cookham today, we made use of this handy sack-trolley to transport the box across the fields.