Cold War Warrior

Cold War Warrior

Posted on 06/24/2015


Photo taken on June 19, 2015



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Tawny Owl
Ebbw Vale
Owl Sanctuary


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Tawny Owl Chick, Owl Sanctuary, Festival Park, Ebbw Vale 19 June 2015

Tawny Owl Chick, Owl Sanctuary, Festival Park, Ebbw Vale 19 June 2015
A tawny owl chick; we were told that this one was handed in by a vet. Unfortunately, he kept it too long and it has acquired a "human imprint" so is unlikely to be released into the wild. The tawny owl is the most widespread of the European owls.

The Owl Sanctuary, at Festival Park, has been operating for fourteen years, initially against council opposition. Their remit is to rescue injured/neglected owls and other raptors, rehabilitate them and release them into the wild. Where, for some reason, this is not possible, they are looked after for life at the centre which is run by donations.

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Cold War Warrior
Cold War Warrior
"If I were a wise owl, would I be in this cage?"
2 years ago.
Cold War Warrior
Cold War Warrior
"A captive audience".
2 years ago.