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Barn owl love knows no borders

Barn owls used to catch mice and rats in the fields of Jordan and Israel are breeding in specially set-up nesting boxes.

Farmers from Israel and Jordan have been using barn owls instead of pesticides to deal with mice and rats for the last 10 years as part of a joint conservation venture called Project Barn Owl.

And with the arrival of new chicks, it seems as if the barn owls have been making use of some of the thousands of nesting boxes which had been placed in the fields of each country.

Tom Santorelli reports.