Barn owls back from the brink after baby boom
Barn owl populations have recovered from their lowest levels on record thanks to a baby boom.
The harsh winter of 2013 caused a lot of problems for wildlife in the UK, and barn owls were among the hardest hit.
They were unable to hunt, meaning that many starved to death.
David Gregory-Kumar reports on the efforts being made to protect them, which helped trigger a sharp rise in the birth rate.
BBC Inside Out is broadcast on Monday, 9 February on BBC One West Midlands at 19:30 GMT and nationwide for 30 days thereafter on the iPlayer.
08 Feb 2015
- From the section Science & Environment