Barn owl chicks boost struggling East Yorkshire numbers

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Barn owl numbers in East Yorkshire have been given a boost after three chicks were hatched at Tophill Low Nature Reserve.

The news could hardly arrive at a better time, following recent warnings from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust that numbers of the much-loved birds across the whole county were thought to be at an all-time low after one of the worst breeding seasons in 2013.

Tophill Low’s latest arrivals came thanks to an 11-year dedicated effort to encourage numbers of the birds at the site, which has now seen 50 chicks raised since 2003.

 

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