Our barn owls deserve a page all for themselves. ‘Hooty’ was already using the field for hunting when we took it over in 2016, and he didn’t take long to settle into a Barn Owl nest box we installed in one of the old oaks on the field boundary. His partner (Hootie) arrived soon afterwards and in 2018 they had a successful hatching of three youngsters who we watched as they grew up and eventually left the nest.