Bird Feeders : Owls
Owls are birds of prey. Its main physical characteristics include immobile eyes in large heads, fluffy plumage, hooked bills and claws, and feathered feet. Often, you can tell if an owl is in the area because of its hooting at night. You can also search the ground for owl pellets of fur and bone. These pellets are the indigestible portions of their food like bones, feathers, and hair.
Owls hunt for food during nighttime and roost during the day. Their diet consists mainly of rodents, large insects, fish, reptiles, and birds. To make a feeder for the owls, one great material to use is Western Cedar because it lasts long and can still be useful after thousands of feedings. Put two hinges at the top of your feeder so that you’ll find it easy to clean it from time to time. Put ventilation holes on the front and side as well to regulate temperature. The entrance hole can be about 5” to 7” in diameter.
To attract more owls to come to your feeder, it will be beneficial to create a forest edge or open woodland with a lot of trees, shrubs, and perching spaces. Owls will live in any backyard with other wildlife. Don’t try to cut old mature trees or dead trees because many owls use those for nesting.
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