Friday, 31 December 2010

New Year's Eve Maintenance

A couple of hours to do some maintenance: I planned to replace one of our older boxes with a new one, re-erect a box that had fallen down in the bad weather and clean out another that was full of owl debris.

Plans to replace the old rotten box were thwarted by this lovely lady:

She had raised three young here earlier in the year and obviously likes the place as it is. Interestingly she was in really good condition and had enjoyed the festive period as her weight was at the top end of the expected scale. Perhaps the concerns about the recent severe weather conditions may be unfounded but I will reserve judgement until we find more birds to see how they are doing.

No problems elsewhere as the fallen box (containing many pellets) was soon re-erected and the other cleaned out ready for new occupancy in 2011.