Barn owl nest box braced into tree

Barn Owl Nest Box Installed

I got a hand crafted Barn Owl nest box from my brother for Christmas and it has sat there waiting for the right opportunity to be fitted. Today was the day.

Access platform ostensibly hired to fit shed lights

In order to fit the electric lights in the roof of the new shed we needed to hire an access platform as it really wasn’t safe to do it from ladders. So, whilst the platform was waiting to be collected and after doing an appropriate risk assessment it was decided that we could go around the edge of a pond and lift it up into place in a fork of a willow tree that overlooks both the pond and open farmland.

Barn owl nest box before fitting
Barn owl nest box before fitting

Homework on the best place and method of siting such a box was easy with the very helpful video from the Barn Owl Trust :
http://www.barnowltrust.org.uk/barn-owl-nestbox/owl-boxes-for-trees/

Barn owl box on access platform
Barn owl box on access platform

The box was braced with wooden spars and lifted into place relatively easy from the top of the access platform. Job done!

Installing a Barn Owl nest box
Installing a Barn Owl nest box in a tree
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