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Old 01-08-2020, 10:46 PM   #1
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Hopefully, the diverse wisdom of the green screen can help. I live in north Comal Co. and wondering when is the best time to put up an owl box on the back of my property and which kind of box? Size?? Many thanks!
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Old 01-08-2020, 10:50 PM   #2
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Make something the size of a deer stand and pray they don't get in it and you'll be covered up in no time
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Old 01-08-2020, 10:51 PM   #3
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Make something the size of a deer stand and pray they don't get in it and you'll be covered up in no time


If that's not the truth! Lol


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Old 01-08-2020, 10:52 PM   #4
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Make something the size of a deer stand and pray they don't get in it and you'll be covered up in no time
Yup cleaned out a few of those... but 2 springs ago buzzards got into my blind and nested.....that was...a mess to clean. Blind still stinks.
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Old 01-08-2020, 11:02 PM   #5
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Old 01-08-2020, 11:12 PM   #6
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Yup cleaned out a few of those... but 2 springs ago buzzards got into my blind and nested.....that was...a mess to clean. Blind still stinks.
Cover scent?
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Old 01-08-2020, 11:23 PM   #7
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You want the box to be inaccessible to squirrels, and the box should face towards the east. It might take a few years for owls to move in.
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Old 01-09-2020, 01:42 AM   #8
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This link is not for the plans but I think you can find some on the Wild Birds Unlimited page.


https://www.wbu.com/owl-cam/
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Old 01-13-2020, 05:11 AM   #9
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This is the first owl that we have had (maybe noticed) in a year or two. In previous years they have raised owlets.
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Old 01-13-2020, 06:57 AM   #10
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Old 01-13-2020, 07:55 AM   #11
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This is the first owl that we have had (maybe noticed) in a year or two. In previous years they have raised owlets.
What's the size of that hole roughly?
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:26 AM   #12
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What's the size of that hole roughly?
I don't recollect, should just be able to Google "screech owl box" and get the dimensions as I built it via plans on WWW.
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:54 AM   #13
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I don't recollect, should just be able to Google "screech owl box" and get the dimensions as I built it via plans on WWW.


How do you keep the squirrels, woodpeckers, etc out of it?
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:03 AM   #14
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Squirrels do get in it, but the owl should win. No issue with other birds.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:09 AM   #15
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I support those who support owls
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:15 AM   #16
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Squirrels do get in it, but the owl should win. No issue with other birds.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:25 AM   #17
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It's going to depend on what species of owl you are wanting to attract also.

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