Birds of Harelaw
Ok it’s a bit over the top, but at Harelaw we have created over 100 artificial nesting sites for birds. These include; • Kestrel boxes (used by Jackdaws), • Tawny owl boxes (used by Jackdaws), • A Barn Owl nesting box inside Hoolit cottage (used by Tawny owls over the winter, Little owls in early spring, Jackdaws in 2004/5, but since 2006 has been used by Barn owls each year)• 70 (plus) assorted smaller hole and open fronted boxes. • More than 30 access hole into nest chambers beneath the stone cladding of both Leveret and Hoolit cottages. • Plaster of paris House Martin and Swallow cups.
Others known to nest in or within 500m of Harelaw (in previous years); Barn owl, Tawny Owl, Buzzard, Greater spotted woodpecker, Tree-creeper,Wood warbler, Garden warbler, Chiff-chaff, Black-cap, Red-legged partridge, Spotted flycatcher, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting, Pied Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, House Martin, Sand Martin, Swift, Carrion crow and many more seen around and about.