When you next follow the footpaths around the estate, keep an eye out for birds and other wildlife as you go! Hidden away in private and therefore quiet areas of the estate we have some bird boxes. Earlier in the year an inspection of the boxes was carried out and we found out that in one of these we had the beginnings of a Barn Owl family. Barn Owls are fairly rarely spotted these days, so this is very exciting news! You may already be aware, but if Barn Owls have their eggs early enough in the year, sometimes they have a second lot of eggs in the early autumn. We therefore had another visit to the boxes this week to find out if we would have even more owls flying about the estate. We are still waiting to hear the results, but either way, come dusk we shall be keeping our eyes peeled for this year’s new additions!