When we moved here two years ago, we could hear little owls and tawny owls calling in the evening and during the night. So, I did some research and found some good quality owl boxes. We put one tawny owl and one little owl box up. That said, since we bought our second field, we have also got a little owl box in the orchard in that field as well.
Anyway, in that time we have seen one tawny owl sitting in the veranda of the tawny owl box, and one little owl flying out of the little owl box.
No nests so far.
Today, after lunch, Mrs D left for work and phoned me from the bottom of the drive to say there was an owl in the tawny owl box.
I nipped down with the binoculars and there it was, having a wee nap. I went and got my camera, but even with my zoom lense, it was far away and so only tiny in the above picture. I didn’t want to get any closer as I didn’t want to disturb it. Besides, the sheep in the field would have been curious as to what I was up to and would have made keeping a steady hand pretty tricky.
We are delighted to see an owl using our facilities, even if it has the “wrong” box.