I have been keeping an eye on a pair of Barn Owls since discovering their nest last year and all seemed to be going well as I saw the pair together only a couple of weeks ago. However, I've heard second-hand that a Barn Owl has been found dead not too far away.
Late this afternoon I visited the site and saw just one owl, so it may be that one of this pair has been killed.
This isn't the first time one of the owls has been found dead at the side of the road here. The nest tree is close to a road, so they are in continuous danger. I have hatched a plan in my head as to a way of helping them in the future, but that will depend on the land owner - hopefully they'll be some positive news soon.