Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Owl box. 4.11.16
A single pair of barn owls can eat 2,000 rodents a year.
I hear owls in the distance, and occasionally seen them overhead. However, my area is developing rapidly. I don't know what that means for owl habitat, but probably not good.
Last year I bought this owl nesting box. It would not be complicated to make one, but I wasn't up to it. Then it sat in the garage for a year.
I set it up on an old basketball hoop stand that came with the place and has been sitting around for years. I removed the backboard, and lashed the nesting box onto the hoop. Without the backboard, I was able to move the box back on the hoop for better center of gravity.
This turned out to be a very easy job. Plus it's portable. This is in an easement, which if I'm lucky will never get used - long story - but I can't place anything permanent in the area.
Now to see if a pair of owls finds and uses the nest box. That might be a while, if ever.