Little Owl Nest Box
Dimensions: 465 x 535 x 390 mm
This handmade bespoke wildlife product can take up to six weeks to build and deliver if we don't have them in stock.
The Little owl nest box is a high-quality handmade nesting box giving little owls a dark, safe, and purpose-built nesting space. The high access ensures any young fledgelings in the box are contained for as long as possible. The reduction in the entrance hole prevents larger owls from gaining access to the box.
- Handmade from solid FSC-certified timber in Gloucestershire.
- Slow-seasoned timber negates the need for chemicals, stains or artificial preservatives.
- Lightweight but durable
- Recycled plastic hanging/fixing plates
- Deep dark box with a small tunnel entrance
- Fitted with camera clip
Little owls are traditionally birds of farmland, orchards or smallholdings with mixed land, outbuildings, cowsheds and barns. In the wild, the Little Owl can utilise rabbit burrows, old buildings or natural holes in trees as nesting sites. Consequently, the box should be placed between the ground and no more than 2.5 metres high, preferably out of domestic cats' reach. The box can be on a woodland tree, an orchard tree, a hedgerow, or a building. The box should ideally face East / North East or South East.
The availability of prey species close to the nesting box is vital. Little Owls eat a range of small mammals and invertebrates such as beetles, grasshoppers, moths and even small birds. These may be found in invertebrate-rich meadows, piles of rotting wood or compost heaps and muck piles.
Monitoring and inspection
Little owls are early breeding birds, so you may clean the box from September to January. It is good to use an environmentally friendly cleaning product to disinfect the box as Little Owls are messy.
Other species that may use the box are jackdaws and squirrels.