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Too Wet To Woo! What to do if you find an owl chick

This tawny owl got soaked in a downpour

The relentless rain we’ve had this week reminds me of the day I had to rescue two chicks in the valley below my gallery after they got caught out in several days of rain. They had only just fledged and were soaked to the skin, their feathers stuck fast to their tiny bodies so that there was no way they could fly to safety. The wet owlets were in danger of getting perilously cold so I scooped them up and brought them inside to dry off. I used my wife’s hairdryer to gently fluff up their feathers.

Read More for this story and to find out what to do if you find an owl chick on the ground………


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