This is taken in one of the barns on one of the farms and we are all hoping that these Barn Owls will breed successfully. There have been Barn Owls present on both farms for the last few years but only one chick was reared in Westhorpe last year and none at Great Ashfield although 3 were fledged from the next door farm. At this time of year they are quite prone to desert if disturbed so every care is taken not to go anywhere near where they are. At the moment the female should be sitting on eggs and I will update on their progress as the summer goes on.
For anyone who wants more on Barn owls the Suffolk Wuildlife Trust have a live link to a box on Redgrave & Lopham fen - http://ispyabarnowl.tumblr.com/ or more information is on - http://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/species-and-habitats/species-projects/barn-owl-project/