without additional predator protection
Ornithologists recommend always hanging a minimum of three boxes immediately adjacent to one another since the birds will use one or more to store food and young birds will use them as shelter. Such measures will considerably improve the survival prospects for this species.
Coarse sawdust or wood shavings and a mixture of sand and sawdust are ideal as bedding.
Siting and positioning:
On almost all kinds of trees except cherry, because the cherry harvest coincides with the time when the young are still at the nest site. If possible the little owl box should be mounted on a horizontal branch, to which it is attached using the four galvanised, perforated metal strips and our special aluminium nails. The boxes can also be attached in the tops of pollarded trees. The access for the birds should always face the trunk.
Cleaning and inspection:
The box has an aperture for inspection and cleaning purposes.
Ø 65 mm
The box is made of rings of wood-concrete surrounded by wood batons and roofing felt.
• Tube shaped box
• flexible metal fixing strips for mounting
• aluminium nails.
Interior of brood chamber: Ø 18 cm
External Ø: approx. 22 cm
Total length: approx. 83 cm
approx. 7.4 kg