Saturday, 19 April 2014

More Boxes!

Wildlife officer Jessica Belbin and some of her co-workers decided to help place some nest boxes near the Clarenvile area over the last few weeks.  Clarenvile has nice large stands of old forest, not to mention both Boreal & Northern Saw-whet owls have been herd in near by Terra Nova National Park. I am excited to hear if they get any owls! We now have 11 boxes out in that area.

Here are a few photos Jessica attached of her co-workers placing the boxes

Two more boxes have been placed on the lower Salmonier Line, bringing our box total up to 7 boxes along the river valley. Also earlier this week i checked one box which had a squirrel living inside it, another box on Thorburn road was empty.

 (CBC reporter Todd O'Brien helps place another box on the lower Salmonier river)

The short window of time to get boxes out in order to have a chance in being used this season is closing quickly. We still have a few more boxes that are ready to be placed if anyone is looking to help out.

Park warden Mervin Langdon reports nothing of note at any of the 6 boxes in Terra-Nova National Park. He plans to place 2 more boxes this season; Sometime this week i will be heading to Butterpot Provincial Park to check boxes we put there last winter.

Monday morning Brad & I will be doing our annual trip to Cape St.Mary's Ecological Reserve to photograph thousands Northern Gannets, mures, horned larks and caribou.

An old bridge which we cross to place boxes on the salmonier river

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