Sunday, March 6, 2016

Attracting Screech Owls To Your Yard

If you put up a nest box for screech owls in a tree in your yard with some shrubbery nearby, you are very likely to attract a nesting pair, since such holes are uncommon in nature.  While the female is in the box, the male will usually roost nearby and it can be a scavenger hunt to find him since he is so well camouflaged. 

We enjoy watching the owls and occasionally finding the young ones when they jump from the nest.  It is pleasant to hear the call of the owls late at night through an open window and think about their nightly predatory forays to capture small prey. 

Bill Dunson
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