Barn Owl nest boxes in Assynt
Four Barn Owl, Tyto alba, nest boxes were made by the children of Lochinver Wildlife Watch Group, supervised by the Highland Council Ranger Service.
Barn Owls have been seen in Assynt in recent years at various locations, but they have never been recorded breeding. The children decided to build these boxes to encourage them to breed. Unfortunately the winter of 2009/10 was quite severe and we do not know how the owls have coped. See ‘The Big Freeze in Assynt’ on this website.
The nest boxes have been placed in trees at Inchnadamph, Ledbeg, Clashnessie and Drumbeg.
Fingers crossed our Barn Owls have survived and can make use of the boxes.
A. Summers Nov 2010