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Tawny Owl nest boxes

Date posted: Wednesday 24th May 2017

Tawny Owl nest boxes

There are now two des res tawny owl nest boxes up in the trees adjoining our site, on the NW side!

On 23 May Matt Steinmann, Royal Parks Arboricultural Officer (with dog, Peg) and Romain Boudot and George Hobson, from ATC (Tree Care and Conservation) came along to install the boxes, coated with three layers of preservative by David Harnden.

Matt selected a couple of limes growing alongside the Cricket Club path as suitable – a decent sized tree, with minimal impact from the road and with an area of clear flight path for the owls, approx 6 metres off the ground.

Romain climbed up the tree and quickly installed the boxes, with David holding the ladder and Matt advising on positioning.

We are very grateful to Matt, Romain and George for the professional and expert skills they brought to the project – now let’s hope the owls take up residence and once again, we may see them hunting over the RPA site and hear them calling, as Tony Walker used to do when there was a tawny owl in the trees adjoining his plot!

See more photos of the event here.

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