Friday, April 24, 2015

More Owl Hollows Going Up

A number of the installed nest-boxes for owls have been named this week.
The Hill-Hewitt Owl Hollow: Sophy Millard with a helping hand

The Hill-Hewitt Owl Hollow is mounted in a Flooded Gum (Eucalyptus tereticornis) in an area of old remnant trees in un-grazed grassland at Tyagarah near the coast, twenty metres from a flowing stream. There a number of National Parks and Reserves nearby.

The Brown-Mouse Owl Hollow: Being checked for its nesting materials, 15 metres up in the tree. 

The Brown-Mouse Owl Hollow has been installed in a Spotted Gum (Corymbia maculata) at a height of 15 metres. In an area of wet sclerophyll regrowth in the ranges backing Byron Shire, the property is near Jerusalem National Park.

Ryan's Owl Hollow: The box up in the Flooded Gum
Ryan’s Owl Hollow has been installed in a Tallow wood (Eucalyptus microcorys) at a height of 9 metres. With patches of wet sclerophyll regrowth among cleared lawns and gardens, this property abuts Jerusalem National Park in the ranges encircling Byron Shire.