TAWNY OWL (Strix aluco)
Large nesting box no. 6
• 60cm in height
• 26cm wide
• 26cm deep
• Capacity 240 - 56.8 litres
• Bespoke architrave entrance door
Though primarily a deciduous woodland bird, TAWNIES are nonetheless present in towns and villages. They will take to immature woodland and parks where there is plenty to eat but few nesting holes. Alyn Waters Country Park, Wrexham, North Wales, is an example of such an immature tree predominance where we found an isolated mature tree and altered the TAWNY OWL prospects.
These birds love seclusion for their next box which should be fixed 4 meters high, or more, on the trunk with a clean flight path approach. TAWNY nestlings tend to leave the nest early before they can fly.
We build in a twin side wing arrangement either side of the entrance way so the parent bird always have a vacant landing platform. Entranceway and winged platform is finished in our usual way.
Affixed on Interior or Exterior walls of farm or country buildings, these large nest boxes will also be used by BARN OWLS.