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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The population of the bird in the south of Scotland has fallen dramatically in the past decade, due to overgrazing and habitat loss.
Vigils have been held in the region to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme.
Vigils will take place across the region tonight to remember those who fought in the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.