Bird Feeders : Northern Saw-Whet Owl
Northern Saw-Whet Owls are the smallest owls in eastern North America. Their physical characteristics include an average size and brownish color. Northern Saw-Whet Owls are strictly nocturnal birds that are rarely seen around. Few people have claimed that they have seen a Northern Saw-Whet Owl with their own eyes.
Northern Saw-Whet Owls capture they prey by dropping down from perches. They hunt mostly at night and have exceptional hearing and vision that prove to be useful when they hunt for prey. Their favorite foods are mice, shrews, and sometimes songbirds.
In making a feeder for Northern Saw-Whet Owls, some dimensions you can use are 20” height, 11” width, and 15.5” depth. Feeders made from cedar wood are often good and last long. Make sure to install a sloping roof that sheds and water and overhands the house’s entrance to protect the birds from the elements. Put a ventilation slot under the roof to regulate temperature. Having an easy-swing front or back panel is also beneficial because it aids easier cleaning and observation. Put a lot of wood chips at the floor to make the Northern Saw-Whet Owl feel more at home. Mount the feeder high in a tree or shed.
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