Poor old Mr Brown
BARN OWLS, emblematic of the country idyll, have suffered a catastrophic drop in numbers, with up to 75 per cent feared to have been wiped out.
A cold March and a wet May combined to kill off parent birds and create appalling breeding conditions .... blamed changing weather patterns caused by global warming...
Strangely the old boys down the range were talking about the lack of Barn Owls last night - we didn't blame Global Warming but had noticed the huge rise in the number of Buzzards and Red Kites, and strangely how now there are more large predators there seems to be fewer hares and ground nesting birds as well... but no the old country boys must be wrong, it is global warming..and of course did you see what Cherie said, giggle.
Mr Brown as seen by Beatrix Potter - Endangered! Ha Ha!