BARN OWL NESTING BOX INSTALLATION

BARN OWL NESTING BOX INSTALLATION

Just before last Christmas, we attached a barn owl nesting box to an oak tree on the flight path of a local barn owl. Colin Cross of CRC Ecology Ltd kindly came along to carry out the necessary monkey work. We cleared an area in front of the box as a hunting ground.

Audio recordings have confirmed that barn owls are flying close to the nesting box, but there is no evidence of occupation. The barn owl audio can be heard below.

Barn Owl Audio

Toading at North Pond

I went toading at North Pond last night. The video below shows a few of the thousands of toads using this mating pond. It was a clear night with a full moon. The weather and conditions were perfect for toad watching. There was lots of floating frog spawn, but not many frogs singing.

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Toading at North Pond