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Common Scoter off North Norfolk

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It’s easy to see the female common scoter at the back of the line. The four drakes are jet black and really stand out. I guess these birds will be heading north soon…

Schwegler 2F general purpose bat box (Near Skegness)

Today I installed a number of Schwegler 2F general purpose bat box in a woodland north of Skegness as part of a small scale bat mitigation program.

The Schwegler 2F general purpose bat box is suitable for many situations, and has proven particularly successful for Brown Long-eared Bat (Plecotus auritus). It is also the ideal starter box to see if there are bats in your area. If it is not occupied after a number of years, it is easily converted to a 2M Bird Box by simply changing the front panel.

 

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The Schwegler 2F general purpose bat box is suitable for many situations, and has proven particularly successful for Brown Long-eared Bat (Plecotus auritus).

 

Two more barn owl boxes near Horncastle

It’s never too late to put up a barn owl box, with these installed at the very beginning of the breeding season (February).

These A-frame boxes were put up on Monday with the very real hope that they will be used this season.

Constructed from exterior grade 18 mm bonded plywood which has been treated with two coats of water based preservative, stainless steel screws, brass inspection door bolts and hinges this owl box is designed to last about 15 years with minimal maintenance.

Once a Barn Owl has chosen its first nest site it is likely to use it again year after year, generation after generation.

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A-frame Barn Owl nest box (pole mounted)
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A-frame Barn Owl nest box (tree mounted)

 

New Barn Owl Boxes (South Lincoln)

Another great day putting up barn owl boxes in central Lincolnshire, always better when the sun is shinning!

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A-frame Barn Owl nest box (tree mounted)
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A-frame Barn Owl nest box (tree mounted) using a JCB teleporter to make life easy!
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A-frame Barn Owl nest box (tree mounted) – what barn owl could resist this amazing site in rural Lincolnshire!