Friday, November 26, 2010

Owl Box Installed

I just finished installing an owl box for the Eastern Screech Owls. Look for it in the tall cedar elm at the intersection of Sycamore and Half Penny. Males have probably already begun looking for their new homes and I've heard them calling around the neighborhood. If they find a home they like, and they are able to attract a lady friend that likes them (and their house), they'll raise some young together It's possible that this location is too close to the street and/or street light, but I figure we'll give it a shot this year and see what happens. It's facing south, so that it warms up during the day, and is positioned above a branch, which apparently is preferable because the young owls can bop along on the branch below their nest.

Keep an eye out for any owl residents!