I think it is fair to say that our 3 owlets have now fully-fledged and flown off to pastures new. We wish them good health and may well encounter them again, individually, in their adult lives elsewhere on the Wirral, as we monitor the nest boxes.
This now gives us an opportunity to carry out our annual routine maintenance on nest boxes and upgrade the live camera system, with the help of Jamie from ‘The Nest Box’, which hopefully will enable us to bring you better images and sound.
Covid–19: Taking heed of the Government restrictions announced today and the current pandemic figures for the Wirral we have reluctantly decided to restrict our activities until the Covid–19 situation improves.
So once again we will be relying upon our members to be our eyes and ears and report any Barn Owl sightings, particularly if they are carrying prey to a nest box, it is not unusual for Barn Owls to have a second brood.
Following a very interesting visit to the Barn Owl Centre in Gloucester and subsequent Committee meeting, the Trust have decided that going forward we will use a pre-built nest box made from a product called Stokboard which is recycled plastic.
The advantages of this box are many, suffice to say that, it outlives the life of plywood boxes and tests prove that it is condensation-free, waterproof, and resistant to hot weather conditions.
Ultimately purchasing these boxes will save the trust much-needed funds, by lasting longer and saving valuable construction time.
Rest assured that this new ECO-friendly material being used to make external Barn Owl boxes will make no difference to the Owls who search for places to nest and roost.
Sponsor a Barn Owl Box
This is an ideal way to support the work that we do in providing a home for wild owls to rest and raise their young.
As well as replacing damaged nest boxes we are constantly receiving requests for new projects on the Wirral which places considerable stress on our funds, by sponsoring a box you would help us do so much more to help these wonderful birds in the wild.