The New Residents Have Moved In

Estates on the North York Moors have erected large numbers of nest boxes to encourage Barn Owl numbers.

However check out the new residents…………….., they don’t look like Barn Owls, in fact they’re definitely not of any feathered variety, they are in fact Grey squirrels.

Grey squirrels originate from North America and were released into the UK by 19th century landowners, they are now very common and are replacing our native red squirrels over most of the country.