A couple of weeks ago I found a new site over at Smoke Hall, Enderby (site 98) and since then I haven't returned apart from the day after the finding to put up one of my owl nest boxes in the old barn. Well today was well worth the visit because as I entered where the box was erected a pair of little owls vacated pretty dam smartish out of the hole in the roof where a tile had fallen off. Dam and blast if I had been a little less like a bull in a china shop maybe I could of got an image or two but not a chance in hell when one acts like a great lumbering oaf!!! a lesson learnt.......I hope???
Anyway, whilst here I thought I might as well check out the nest box to see if there had been any signs of interest. The problem was it was too high up on top of a shelf for me to check it out, oh but that wasn't going to perturb me, with a bit of shunting back and forth I managed to squeeze the Landover inside the barn! It was now in a position that would allow me to climb up onto the roof and be at just the right height. The box was checked out and all the wood chipping that I had put in for bedding had been moved around and a nice (owl size) depression had been formed in one corner. Yipeeeeeee my first tenants have taken up residence, fingers crossed now they go on to breed.