|Steve and Ralph, starting box #3.|
|Steve, putting the hinges on the roof.|
|The whole workshop, also known |
as Dee's garage.
|Steve and Ralph, doing some |
|Dee, STILL sanding!!|
|Andy and Steve, starting box #4.|
|Steve, Ralph and Andy, |
|Time to call in the big guns -- |
Susan arrives to supervise!
|Susan, putting the final touch on |
-- drainage holes in the bottom. Notice the
stack of completed owl boxes behind
her to the left.
|Delivering the owl boxes to |
Maria Zondervan, Senior Land Resource
Planner at the St. Johns River Water
|Sarah Linney and Dee made |
the last two boxes, proving
that it is safe to give Dee pointy
tools after all.
|The big day is here: Installation! |
By the time Dee arrived* 4 boxes had
already been installed, and the folks from
the St. John's Water Management District were
just finishing up this one.
|The barn that will be torn down. Although |
we didn't see any owls in this barn, there
was plenty of evidence that they have been
hanging out there (droppings, pellets,
little tiny Mouse-Head beer bottles smashed
on the ground)
|David Brown, also from the St. John's |
Water Management District, handing
one of the new boxes that Dee brought
with her, up to Teddy in the cherry picker.
|Teddy and Brice, mounting the |
box. This box is mounted just
down the road from where Dee
got her life Groove-billed Ani a few
|Brice, adjusting the box. We placed dried grass |
inside so that some lucky owl will have a
So have Bsrn owls nested there? do you have a follow-up please?ReplyDelete
Hi, owls started nesting in our boxes immediately after we installed them. This photo from my life list is some of our babies: http://www.deederange.net/p/photographic-life-list.htmlReplyDelete
Many (if not all) of the boxes we built are no longer there. Most have been replaced by fancy, sturdier boxes that withstand storms and the Florida sun a little better. As far as I know though, there is still quite a healthy Barn Owl population out there now.