Peak District Online Have a Hoot as They Launch Their Latest Peak District Wildlife Page Dedicated to One of the Areas Most Stunningly Beautiful Birds of Prey, the Barn Owl.

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Elusive, silent and sending shivers up the spine, the barn owl is brought to life beautifully by the expert photography skills of a director of The UK's largest Peak District guide for accommodation welcomes viewers to their brand-new page just launched. The barn owl is a regular visitor to the area and can often be seen in broad daylight they say. The Peak District wildlife pages have grown just a little more and now it's the turn of the beautiful barn owl to have pride of place.

The Barn Owl

The barn owl has to be one of my favourite birds of prey

The Peak District wildlife section of has a brand-new addition to its growing collection of birds and wonderful wildlife. The barn owl sweeps over the limestone walls of the White Peak, soundlessly going about its business on silent wings, and the new page dedicated to facts, figures and interesting information about the bird is accompanied by some stunning imagery. The photographs are supplied by James Dobson, a.k.a. Villager Jim, one of the directors for the winning website.

"The barn owl has to be one of my favourite birds of prey," explains James. "I've had some very special moments capturing images of one particular barn owl, who lives quite close to me in the White Peak area of Derbyshire. They really are the ghosts of the Peak District skies, soaring effortlessly on hidden thermals, but then diving with deadly intention on their prey."

James lives and works in the Peak District and along with fellow director Steve Wake who is a wonderful Peak District landscape photographer; they started a very popular online holiday accommodation directory several years ago. What started off as a small family run company has grown and grown over the years to now be able to boast they are the largest holiday accommodation directory in the whole of the UK.

"Our mindset from the beginning, when developing the website, was to help visitors to the area find not only accommodation suitable for their budget, but also to provide lots of information about places to go and things to see while they are here." Steve explains. "Our site now attracts over 200,000 unique visitors each month and every week we add new pages to the website, constantly updating latest offers, reporting news and gossip, but most importantly providing information, accompanied by photographs to really bring our pages to life. The brand-new page just added to the popular Peak District wildlife section is stunning to look at and hopefully a little bit of light to the gloomy summer."

"The addition of brand-new pages each week is just one thing which inspires visitors to view the website and holiday here in the Peak District," explains James. "The team we have here are all very passionate about this wonderful part of the country having all lived and worked here most of our lives. We all have our own favourite sections to look after and mine has to be, undoubtedly the Peak District wildlife section. I feel very privileged indeed to be able to live in this wonderful part of the world, but also to be able to indulge in my hobby and share experiences with the glorious wildlife of the area."

The photography speaks for itself and the imaginative writing and research accompanying the imagery, makes for a wonderful read. The barn owl is brought to life in splendid detail by and the new page is open for viewing today.

"I thought I knew a lot about the barn owl before the new page, but once our writer got to work, I learned an awful lot more about this majestic bird," he says.

The team of Peak District Online welcome viewers to read about its Peak District wildlife and add inspiration and ideas for places to visit whilst on holiday in the National Park. Visit the new page about the barn owl, now open for viewing.

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