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Flyte Tawny Owl Nest Box


Flyte Tawny Owl Nesting Box - made in Dorset by Flyte so Fancy.

The Tawny Owl is the most common in Britain, and the most frequently seen and heard owl; it is about the size of a woodpigeon.

We have crafted this nest box to suit their nesting habits so it can be positioned in woodland trees to encourage nesting and breeding of these lovely creatures.

See images left of the beautiful Beebo when she came to visit us for our Owl Day in January (2020).



Tawny Owls are by far the most common owl in the UK. Primarily a woodland species of wild bird, they have adapted to live almost anywhere there are trees, even suburban gardens.

They prefer farmland copses, as well as more extensive areas of woodland and forestry. It is highly unlikely you would find Tawny Owls roosting in a building and certainly not nesting in one.

They naturally like to roost in tree cavities but will take readily to a purpose-made nesting box. Although a mature wooded garden would suit them, they are very sensitive to disturbance and can be quite aggressive, especially when sitting on the nest, so a garden near children or a road may not be ideal. Also, in urban areas they can be prone to vandalism so it would be wise to install the box at a height of at least 4m.

The Flyte Tawny Owl Box is approx 2ft 8in tall and 1ft 9in front to back (incl. roof) so it is quite a large nest box and weighs 12kg.

Made using top quality, FSC certified, pressure treated Scandinavian Redwood (rot-resistant) throughout. All nails are stainless steel and screws are double plated (to prevent rust). Includes metal mounting plates.

The large square opening at the front is the optimum size to encourage Tawny Owls and the depth inside ensures they can keep the owlets safe once hatched. There is a brass hinged access hatch at the front for the cleaning access and there are solid blocks with metal braces at the back to give a good mounting point.

Dimensions: Externally: 80cm high x 23cm-28cm wide (excl. perch) x 45cm-54cm deep. The base is 23cm wide x 45cm deep externally and 42cm deep internally. The Roof is 28cm wide at eaves and 54cm deep incl porch. The overall height is 80cm but the height inside from floor to access hole is 43cm. The Entrance hole is 19.5cm wide x 24cm high with a landing perch which extends 23cm to the right of the box.

Installing the Tawny Owl Box: Before erecting an Owl Box please do make a risk assessment for the height it will need to be installed at e.g. 3m - 4m high in a tree. The box is approx 12kg so doing this single handed (whilst on a ladder) should be considered carefully. We suggest this is at least a two-person task. 

This Owl Box can be installed in taller trees, preferably within a woodland area or mature wooded garden, at approx. 3.4m. The box should be sheltered from prevailing weather, mounted upright and screwed securely in place. Make sure there are nearby branches for landing and also that you can access the box for cleaning.


Please allow up to 3 working days for delivery of this item. Delivered by courier.

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