An ongoing programme to help boost numbers of barn owls in Dumfries and Galloway is hoping this year will see numbers go back to normal.
The species has been hard hit in the region by the bad weather over recent years, but the tagging programme going on across the region is finally seeing an increase in the native species.
Every chick is the area get a tag and has it's weight and sex recorded so they can be recognised forever.
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