I spent the morning undertaking a Phase 1 habitat survey and this fox seemed very interested in the work being undertaken….
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.
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.
Another great day putting up barn owl boxes in central Lincolnshire, always better when the sun is shinning!