SNN (ScrollingNetworkNews) ✿ ✿ Our Mel and Sydney returned to their nesting box with plenty of bonding occurring..but after 2.5 months of Sydney in the box from Dec 2013 to mid Feb 2014, the lack of prey gifts from Mel ( perhaps due to the severe and historic drought underway in California)and they have forgone the nesting process this year as many other raptors ✿ Compared to other owls of similar size, the Barn Owl has a much higher metabolic rate, requiring relatively more food. Pound for pound, Barn Owls consume more rodents – often regarded as pests by humans – than possibly any other creature. ✿ We remind viewers that sometimes owlets may not survive - the parents will dispose of things in "The Owl Way" -viewer discretion is advised, this is nature and the "Owl way". ✿ ~ ✿ “Animals, like us, are living souls. They are not things. They are not objects. Neither are they human. Yet they mourn. They love. They dance. They suffer. They know the peaks and chasms of being.” ― Gary Kowalski, The Souls of Animals ✿ Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius." ~ E.O. Wilson

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Get a Box for your barn

Designed by a leading owl researcher, The Barn Owl Box is the first lightweight, long-lasting plastic nest box for attracting barn owls. It features a landing ledge, rain guard, 5.5" entrance hole, removable front for easy cleaning, and an acrylic window for viewing eggs and chicks. Dimensions are 26" L X 18" H X 18" W.

Integrated pest management takes a broad, multidisciplined approach to rodent control. Barn owls can assist such rodent control programs by harvesting large numbers of rodents throughout the year.
This allows other approaches, such as trapping,or poison's to be more effective.

This Barn Model is designed to fit into the exterior wall of either a metal or wooden barn. It provides a nesting site for owls without allowing the owls or pest species access to the barn interior.
Weighs 14 pounds.
To learn more about this kind of box for your barn, click on the link below
Barn Owl Boxes in buildings slideshow