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Reminder to photographers after wildlife disturbed

Image: Barn owl hunting at dusk - Donald Sutherland

Concern for barn owl hunting during daylight hours

Photographers on the Island are being reminded to keep a safe distance from wildlife after recent disturbances.

The Manx Wildlife Trust says it's received a number of reports, especially relating to barn owls and grey seals.

A good rule of thumb, it says, is if your actions cause the animal's behaviour to change in any way you should stop and slowly back away.

Graham Makepeace-Warne, MWT's Head of Engagement, explains why you should keep your distance, and why wetter winters and drier springs are making it trickier for barn owls to hunt:

You can find more guidance for birdwatching and wildlife photography here.

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