orphaned owls


A little little owl!
This juvenile little owl arrived at the centre today after being found alone. Sadly, despite significant efforts, no sign of the nest or parents could be found.
He is uninjured, but too small to go back to the wild just yet, and so we need your help!
Little owls at this age become imprinted very easily and this one needs a friend to stay with until it can be released. Do any other rescue centres have a little owl to pair up with ours? He urgently needs a friend!
Please share this far and wide; hopefully he can find a companion soon!

No Netflix, I do not want to share with my facebook friends that I have been binge watching tv show after tv show.

It’s a tawny owl identity parade!

Some of you may remember the beautiful little tawny owl chick we posted about a few days ago, and it was recently joined by a younger addition.

Our older owl is doing well, and is rapidly gaining weight. It is fed by our vet team every day, and it won’t be too long before it’s off to one of our aviaries and eventually back to the wild! It’s amazing to see how much of a difference a few days makes in the life of a chick.. they grow up so quickly!

And as for the smaller one… its exciting story is coming very soon! ;)

One more baby tawny owl!

It’s the time of the year when orphaned owl chicks start to arrive at the centre. Every year, we have an average of eight babies, so we are probably going to end up with a few more! ;)

This one will join our two older chicks in one of our pens until they all get their waterproof outer feathers, and then it’s off to our outdoor aviary before release!


This gorgeous little ball of feathers is a baby tawny owl, and was brought in to us after being found alone in a road.

After a once over from our delighted vet team, it was found to be perfectly fine, but very hungry! Emma took over the role of mum, and it quickly ate everything on offer!

Unfortunately we couldn’t find any signs of it’s nest, so it becomes the first of this years orphaned tawny owl chicks. We get on average 8-10 tawny owl chicks a year, and we have every hope this one will get back to a life in the wild!


I thought it would be fun to post a video from earlier this year of Hunter with one of his orphaned Screech Owls to celebrate Fathers Day. Even though Hunter has never had kids of his own, he does a great job as a dad to orphaned owls each spring. If you’d like to see a longer video on YouTube, there’s a link in my profile. 😅 Happy Fathers Day! 🐤🎉 #screechowl #owls

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