|This one young tree in the middle of a bare paddock was a hummin with hundreds of insects in spring.|
|The farm has a lot more biodiversity now as shelter, water and food have established.|
Basics of an owl nest box :
at east 16 '' square floor space, 4 inch diameter entrance hole, low enough for fledging owls to scramble out of eventually, an access door to clean out the nest once a year, drainage holes in the corners, hung at least 12 feet off the ground preferrably in shade and about 50 meters away from the area you want patrolled. Owls prefer not to hunt in their immediate nesting area.
Micro bats eat 600 insects a night each. You can search for bat box plans on the net. Parents feed baby owls ( average family size 5 babies) 2 to 3 rodents a night each. Parents eat one a day. Wow! I need 2 owl boxes in the hope that at least one is found and used..
A Willy Wagtail nest with eggs.