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Scheme to help declining Staffordshire barn owls

30 May 2014 Last updated at 15:44 BST

A wildlife trust is putting up specialised boxes to try to help declining numbers of Staffordshire barn owls.

The Staffordshire Wildlife Trust believes the creatures are in decline following poor weather in the spring of 2013.

Midlands Today's environment correspondent David Gregory-Kumar spoke to Helen Cottam, from the Staffordshire Barn Owl Action Group, and Scott Petrek from the trust.

Pictures of the owls come courtesy of John Chester and Kate MacRae.