Boris and Brenda - the owls who are reality TV stars

Thousands of people have been logging on to watch barn owls Boris and Brenda in their nesting box in Somerset. They have become internet hits after giving birth to seven baby owls on camera.

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Barn owls Boris and Brenda become internet sensations

Seven baby owls have now hatched Credit: Somerset Wildlife Trust

People from all over the world have been logging on to watch Boris and Brenda in their nesting box in Somerset.

The barn owls were installed by the Somerset Wildlife Trust and the Hawk and Owl Trust in a bid to tackle declining populations.

So far more than 300,000 people have clicked on the link to see the owls on their webcam. Seven baby owls have now hatched. The first was born on April 23rd and was named Bard, in honour of Shakespeare's birthday. The latest owl has been named Burrowbridge.

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