STAFF and guests at a Silverdale holiday park say they are captivated by a young tawny owl's attempts to return to the nest.

The one-year-old owl has been nicknamed Boomerang for its repeated attempts since last summer to settle back into its parents' nesting box.

An infrared CCTV camera is trained on the box, in the grounds of the Holgates park.

Staff say they believe that Boomerang will finally take the hint when a new brood of baby tawny owls appears.

Holgates hopes to retain the gold David Bellamy Conservation Award it received in 2016. Among the measures praised by award assessors was the creation of many wildflower areas where high nectar-bearing blooms attract honey bees and butterflies.