Owl expert Bob Sheppard to appear on BBC Countryfile

Bob Sheppard with Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison
Bob Sheppard with Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison

AN OWL expert will swap nest boxes for a set-top box when he appears on national television.

Bob Sheppard, of Beech Avenue, Bourne, will feature in this week’s episode of Countryfile, which will be shown on BBC 1 at 6.25pm on Sunday.

Bob, known locally as the Owl Man, lent his expertise to presenter Ellie Harrison while ringing barn owl chicks in pole boxes on the drain banks belonging to the Witham First Drainage Board.

He said: “It was great fun working with the camera and sound crew.

“They are such professionals and Ellie was an excellent presenter.”