Tawny Owl

Posted by Jon in Animal Hospital, News, Rescued, Wild Birds on Wednesday 24/08/2022 15:41 +01:00.

We have admitted yet another patient injured by fishing line, this time a tawny owl.

On admission he was a very sorry state, a very bedraggled lifeless owl. We carefully cut away and entangled the line, ensuring we removed it all without causing him injury. The line was wrapped around his body and a wing, once removed we gave him a good check up.

Thankfully there are no serious injuries, he is however extremely weak and needed to be force fed, there is also substantial damage to his feathers.

Owls hunt and so need to be in tip top condition to survive, he will therefore need to be kept for many months in an aviary until he has moulted and grown new feathers.

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