Tuesday, 13 February 2018

New homes for Barn Owls

Yesterday we installed two brand new Barn Owl nest boxes at Standlake Common Nature Reserve. These boxes will replace two that were installed over 10 years ago and were beginning to show their age.

One of the old nest boxes
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks engineers installing one of the new boxes... the weather was kind to us!
The new box is in place!
The boxes at the reserve have been used frequently over the years with 12 owlets recorded by a local Barn Owl group.

A record clutch of 10 eggs in 2014
Two young Barn Owls

This work was kindly supported by Linear Fisheries who funded the new boxes and Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks whose engineers carried out the installation.