Nest Box's for Birds and Gliders Started Jan 2021

 With almost no hollow nest sites in the burnt out landscape here Rocklily. We have started a project of building and installing  nest box’s to replace burnt tree hollows, as most large old trees completely burnt. for remaining birds and various mammals and as well planting appropriate trees and shrubs, this is a big undertaking and we hope to have around 30 box’s and feed stations installed well before winter.

- Initial 31 Nest box's med small birds and small Gliders = $751   arc has donated $475 for first batch of plywood 

- Greater Glider and Yellow Bellied Glider nest boxs x 10 = $850

- Glossy, red tail, and yellowtail ,Cockatube tubes x 5 at $460 ea $2,300 (seem to have the absolute best take up of Glossy cockatoos of all nest boxs and we have 3 glossy left. All funds raised in this gift will be used for construction of box’s and feed stations.  We have researched and are using the most popular for the birds and gliders , plus using long lasting materials wanting 15 plus years from there. Hollows wont grow back in our lifetime.   So we have a $20 virtual gift available to help us in the online shop to get us started. I

We still have a variety of gliders and birds left, not in very big numbers at all and providing nest box's will give them room to grow the populations. Old hollows can take up to 10 years to form in older trees.  

Our box’s are based on the book by Alan and Stacy Franks www.hollowloghomes.com

Our first working bee has cut 9 and almost finished 4 box's   Jan 23rd 2021 

a few in action shots.  Note box's will have a hardwood bit of tree slab on front with climbing ladder and painted for longevity in colours to match the forest.  Big thanks to Jane, Mark , Linda and Greg all from ACT (covid fee zone!)   Handy to have a big old shearing shed to set up this project in. 

King parrot, Gang gang, tree climber and Rossella boxes just need hardwood fronts and painting

King Parrot, Gang Gang, kookaburra and Crimson rosella, just need hardwood slabs on front and paint!

Pre drilling screw holes so timber wont split and screws are flush with box.

Jane shows how she was trimming ands mouthing off stainless  steel hinges 

Linda puts some weight behind drill to get hole cutter thru 21mm plywood 

Linda and Jane onto quality control of first box while the next is put together. 

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