That is what we are hoping at least 🙂 We are talking about barn owls and nesting boxes. We used to have a very healthy population of barn owls here and then we tore down 3 of the 4 barns. Our place used to be a chicken farm – many, many years ago. When we bought the property, there was 1 acre under barns. Each barn was 52′ x 320′. Unfortunately, three of the barns were in very bad shape. Lucky for us we saw what it could be and got quite the deal. After going over the many ways of taking the barns down, we finally hired a demo company and they dismantled and hauled everything away. They did a fabulous job! We didn’t realize one of these barns was the one that the barn owls were nesting in. We still see them flying around, but they don’t nest in our barn anymore. We discovered that there aren’t any covies for them to nest in like there was in the other barn. I don’t necessarily miss them flying out of the barn at me first thing in the morning, but it was fun seeing the babies and they are beautiful birds. This year we have discovered that the swallow population in our barn is out of control and the mice seem to be taking over!!! So, I found some plans for barn owl nesting boxes and my husband is going to get busy building them. I went searching for ways to attract barn owls and no kidding it says – “Build it and they will come!” I will keep you updated and hopefully we hearing the screeching again soon.
Build it and they will come!