4/29/2013

Still no sign of an owl

I checked the box over the weekend and came up empty.  I did find some owl pellets under the pines at the back of the property and was hoping that the owl would use the box.  Looks like more suitable locations have been selected by the owls and that I'll strike out this year...

3/27/2013

Owl cam sites

Considering I've had no action in my owl box I decided to post some links where you can actually see owls in action.   I'm considering changing my blog to noowlinmyowlbox.... a little wordy, no?

Enjoy the owls:

Barn Owl Cam  1    2    3    4
Great Horned Owls  1    2   3   4  
Screech Owl  1   2   3   4

If you come across other streaming owl cams, please share!

3/15/2013

Not an owl in sight

I checked the owl box today and there was no sign of an owl. To make things even bleaker, the wood chips inside the box looked undistributed. I was at least hoping to see a neat little bowl in the middle of the box, but sadly this was not the case.


As I mentioned previously it looks like my only shot of attracting a pair of owls is later in the season if their initial attempts fail at another nesting site.

3/11/2013

Screech owl box ~ No activity yet

So far I haven't seen or heard an owl near the new location of the box.  This is definitely prime time for Screech owl nesting, so I'm hoping for some action in the near future.   My best bet of attracting a pair would probably be a young pair that is new to the area.   Established pairs are most likely using the same nest cavity as previous years.

I'll probably give in to temptation and do a quick site check over the weekend.

PS:  I found another local NJ Screech Owl landlord at New Jersey Screech Owl.  Michael literally lives a stone's throw away from me.