Well, I'm hoping there will be fodder for a Part 2. For my hubbie's birthday I bought an Owl House Kit. Made mostly of plywood, the kit is hopefully a home for a barn owl. It's a case of "If I build it, will an owl come to live here?".
I think it's pretty cool. I ordered it from Mountain Home Biological, who not only sell the Owl House kits, but would love to buy back the owl pellets from us. (The owl is supposed to kick them out the trap door for us.) Now isn't that neat? If you are interested in something like this, they are on the web at http://pelletlab.com/barn_owl_nesting_box
Our 3/4 acre of north county is overrun with rabbits, squirrels, rats, mice, you've got it - all tasty food for a barn owl.
Soon hubbie will place the box high in a tree and then we wait. I keep thinking, choose us, choose us, choo....