Bird boxes are another way of encouraging rare and endangered species of birds to nest. At Paccombe Farm, our staff have worked with a local representative from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to make owl boxes.
The boxes have been sited on high poles and in the eaves of our highest barns. We were so pleased when we found that they are being used by barn owls. What a beautiful sight they are swooping low over the fields looking for their next meal.
Swallows also nest in the stables and house martins attach their mud and straw constructions to the eaves of the farm buildings.