Screech Owl Nest Box Building

My son, Alex, foster daughter, Jonali, and I attended PSBO’s owl box building event at the beginning of this month in Edmonds.  It was wonderfully organized by PSBO board members Cindy and Mark.  We started with a short bird watching walk.  The highlight was a group of common redpolls.  After that, the real fun of building screech owl nest boxes began.  Everyone grabbed a hammer, safety glasses, and started building their own owl box.  After the last nails were hammered, we found we had a great natural-cavity alternative for a screech owl.

Alex and his owl box masterpiece.

The next weekend Alex and I hiked down into the riparian area in our backyard and found a nice tree to hang Alex’s owl box.

Alex and his owl nest box all ready for a screech owl pair.

Hopefully we selected a suitable tree and will soon have a happy screech owl family using the nest box!  Thanks to Cindy and Mark for their hard work to make this event happen, and to the members and visitors that attended.

Ben

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