Barn Owl Boxes – An update

Over the last few years PDRMG with the help of a number of organisations, farmers and individuals have been building and installing Barn Owl Boxes around the Dark Peak.

Boxes being made with supervision

Completed box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We would like to offer a huge thank you to everyone who has been involved, including Derbyshire Ornithological Society who funded a number of the nest boxes, the National Trust who provided some boxes, the National Trust tenant farmers and other local farmers who have been very supportive in having boxes at their farms. A special thanks to Roger France and Sophie Phillips, Roger donated some wood and also facilitated the installation of a number of the boxes and Sophie was kind enough to build three external Barn Owl nest boxes on behalf of the National Trust.

DOS funded Boxes ready for installation

 

 

 

 

 

 

To date 25 boxes in total have been installed. 18 boxes in Derbyshire, 2 in Greater Manchester, 3 in West Yorkshire, 1 in South Yorkshire and 1 in North Yorkshire.

Internal Nest Boxes

External box made by Sophie Phillips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone’s efforts are helping the Barn Owl to recover in our study area

Owlets in one of the new nest boxes, visited by schedule 1 license holder

 

 

 

About Mike Price

A member of Sorby Breck Ringing Group and Peak District Raptor Monitoring Group
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