Thanks to the ‘Operation Owl’ and Woking LA21 we are the proud owners of a new Little Owl box. It seemed appropriate to put it up on Boxing Day. The fact that it was a dry day without too much activity from the weirs and having willing volunteers in the form of Christmas guests made it seem like a sensible choice.
We managed to find the perfect tree, overlooking the right sort of grass and hunting territory and the preferred North Easterly direction. Luckily I managed to find a row of trees pointing the right way and away from the water, which can be a real hazard for the fledging owlets. The plan is that this will be the first of many Little owl, Barn owl and Tawny owl boxes up and down the river. I have seen or heard all 3 species on the Walsham length so hopefully it is only a matter of time before the first inhabitants move in!