At Chez Snail, we have a nesting box for blue tits and the occasional spider – I fitted it* out with a video camera and have various pictures of chicks in the first throes of life that I should dig out and put up on this blog (and maybe I will sometime).
We don’t have owls in the garden though, so I took the opportunity to sponsor an owl box at Denmark Farm. I didn’t fix it to the tree though: someone else did that for me because a) regular followers will know how DIY and myself interact (badly) and b) it’s really high up and I don’t do heights (if I was any taller, I’d probably faint when I looked at my shoes). There’s a map so I can find the actual box and then spy on the owls, I mean, observe the wonders of owl nature, as they get on with being owls.
I can’t wait to see what happens – I’ll post about it as and when. If you fancy giving a home to a bird (make your own jokes up), click here and sign up!
Apparently, you don’t get to keep the owl and its family at the end of the season. Probably for the best!
* The nesting box, not the occasional spider, which kept dropping the lens and complaining about “not getting its good side”. Divas, the lot of them.