Sunday, 15 February 2015

Valentines weekend

Valentine's day duties aside,  I felt like a bit of boxing was in order. I did try to persuade herself that putting up bird boxes was the ultimate romantic activity but she politely declined the offer! So I popped down to the highly romantic local Roulotte Retreat and, with the help of co-owner Alan Fraser, Roulotte Retreat now has its own fine tawny owl box, currently To Let, with fancy hand-made birch chips for bedding!

And in the woods nearby there was time before dark to put up another of the elm-fronted woodpecker box design. The box is slightly taller this time to allow for enthusiastic excavating, rammed with soft scot's pine punk, and with a male greater spotted woodpecker busy drumming nearby our chances are good.