Owl Box 360

I’ve started checking a few Owl boxes with an Insta 360 One X, a small 360 degree camera that let’s me remotely capture images via the app on my phone while the camera is, on an adjustable & rather thin pole, 12′ or so in the air just inside the Owl box by an inch or so. With the sound turned off on the camera the amount of disturbance to whatever is in the box “should” be minimal. This should be an easier way to check the contents of the Kestrel boxes placed at various locations around Essex County, time will tell.

Here’s a look at 4 nest boxes, 2 in my yard and 2 just down the street at Steve & Margo’s.

The “slot box” in the yard  – December 18, 2019

Screech Owl snoozing the day away

The “slot box” behind the house – December 29, 2019

Screech Owl snoozing the day away

The “slot box” at Steve & Margo’s – December 29, 2019

Pellets but no Owl

The “round hole box” at Steve & Margo’s – December 29, 2019

Pellets but no Owl