How can you help barn owls and other birds of prey

Country Smallholding - - Feature / Owls -

The Barn Owl Trust say that to en­cour­age wild barn owls onto your land, you should: Cre­ate rough grass­land. Erect a nest box - but NOT within 1 km of a ma­jor road. Don’t use rat poi­son. Grow or­ganic (many chem­i­cals harm wildlife). Let hedgerows grow tall be­side roads, or erect tall fences, to re­duce the in­ci­dences of lorry-bird col­li­sions. If a nest­ing site is at risk, erect­ing a nest box will mit­i­gate the im­pact of the site loss. You can pre­vent owls from drown­ing in wa­ter troughs by mak­ing a spe­cial float shown here: www.barnowl­trust.org.uk/ haz­ards-so­lu­tions/wa­ter-troughs-barnowls/#Drown­ing-video

There are more tips, in­clud­ing find­ing a good nest box here: www.barnowl­trust.org.uk Find out more about BORG: www.givea­hoot.org.uk

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