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oldtrucker wrote:
If you have good hunting grounds for them...they will come.
Are there hawks or any other raptors that nest nearby?


I do see brown hawks on occasion and the odd bauldy flying past. Yesterday in the snow there was a wing sweep by a large bird. Couldn't see if it touched down as the snow covered where it would have stuck.

I've caught a game cam photo some time ago of a owl, likely a great horned owl next door to the area I'm going to place the box. There is plenty of critters for owls, as we are in the bush and also have a smaller vineyard. I plan on placing the box on the edge of the vineyard.
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Looking forward to seeing some pics of your owls - I haven't been able to get a decent one yet of the ones in our area.
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A quick owl aside- they have long legs!

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Ken7, it may be that the Great Grey or Great Horned owls may already be sitting on their eggs as the babies take a longer time to develop compared to other birds. I've checked several Google sites, none agree on timeline.

There is plenty of info on how to build cupped platforms to attract them to your area.

Tonite there was the usual hooting heard this time of year but I couldn't hear an answering response from the mate. Hope no ill has befallen the silent one.

BTW, owls and skunks have co-existed since time began.

https://blog.nature.org/science/2014/12 ... rned-owls/
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Catsumi wrote:Ken7, it may be that the Great Grey or Great Horned owls may already be sitting on their eggs as the babies take a longer time to develop compared to other birds. I've checked several Google sites, none agree on timeline.

There is plenty of info on how to build cupped platforms to attract them to your area.

Tonite there was the usual hooting heard this time of year but I couldn't hear an answering response from the mate. Hope no ill has befallen the silent one.

BTW, owls and skunks have co-existed since time began.

https://blog.nature.org/science/2014/12 ... rned-owls/


Interesting, I read somewhere Barn Owls will be looking soon for a roost. Must get it mounted!
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Be careful when you follow the masses.
Sometimes the M is silent

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