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Yew View Tawny Box

Mounted  high in a mature tree only 100m from the house, this tawny box is one from The Barn Owl Centre. It has been adapted slightly to accomodate a Vivitek HD camera. The box was also lined with some aged timber, to give a more natural looking image on the camera. There is a small amount of additional lighting in the box; white LED in the day, which switches to IR at night. This helps to achieve a good image both day and night and has not  worried the owls at all. The box was lined with a deep layer of wood chippings and sawdust. This is the third season that a pair of Tawnies have looked in this box and I presume it is the same pair. This year, they decided to nest here!

Stats from this Box


 Egg 1 laid: 4th March

 Egg 2 laid: 8th March


 Egg 1 hatched: 5th April (am)

 Egg 2 hatched: 5th April (pm)


 Owlet 1 branched: 9th May

 Owlet 2 branched: 12th May

This YouTube Playlist will show all the footage captured from this nest box. The latest footage will appear first.

This box is at my Yew View site in Worcestershire; a site I manage for wildlife.

Tawny chick 1 15.59 5th April Female eat shell_000 Tawny chick 1 _female with mouse April 5th 20.36_0 Tawny Chick 1 Good views 5th April 18.18_00000 Vivotek Tawny 2017-04-08 10-36-05.296 Vivotek Tawny 2017-04-11 01-04-22.709 Vivotek Tawny 2017-04-09 13-22-45.060 Vivotek Tawny 2017-04-08 10-36-05.296