Not surprisingly these unusual neighbors get a little flighty with each every so often.
Being three different species of birds they are very territorial, but incredibly they have set up home within a metre of each other.
A trio of boxes, fitted to a pole in Ashurst, West Sussex have been occupied by barn owls, kestrels, tawny owls and now Stock doves. At one point the boxes housed the three predatory birds - the barn owls, the kestrels and the tawny owls - but a pair of stock doves have now replaced the tawny owls which fledged from the basement nest of the pole. Normally these birds would avoid each other like the plague, so I think it’s pretty much unprecedented to have them in one nesting box.
'They all hate each other and I’m worried what will happen if they all come back again next year.
'But it just points to the lack of natural nesting sites there is for birds at the moment, like trees and hollows.'
The pole, with attached bird nests, was one of a number that were installed in the 1990s thanks to funding support from the Environment Agency.