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The once endangered Barn Owl is making a return in our region, thanks to a local wildlife artist.
The bird has seen a sharp decline in numbers in recent years, as its nesting sites and food sources have dwindled.
Robert Fuller, one of Britain's leading wildlife artists, decided to do more than simply paint his favourite bird. He has started building Barn Owl nesting boxes.
The increase in owls has been helped by local farmers leaving the edges of their fields covered in grass; to provide cover for the mice and voles that are a Barn Owl’s favourite food.
Robert and his wife Victoria have been siting their boxes on farms across the area with the support of local landowners.
last updated: 23/05/2008 at 12:33