Tawny Owl rescue, Worthington Lakes

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Ian Woosey
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Tawny Owl rescue, Worthington Lakes

Post by Ian Woosey » Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:18 pm

I posted this on the Manchester Birding forum this evening. I can`t actually work out which reservoir it is at Worthington - it could be on the Chorley side..

A news story in todays Wigan Evening Post (21/12) about a Tawny Owl entangled in a tree by discarded fishing line. The opening scenes to the linked YouTube clip are saddening, and dare I say it, a bit disturbing ? The bird was however released and taken into care. Well done those chaps who rescued it..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE39TDRO7FE

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Post by Neil Southworth » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:18 pm

Ian,

On 15th December, Jimmy Meadows posted on the Worthington Lakes thread on the Manchester forum that he'd seen a 'dead' Tawny Owl hanging from a tree on the far side of Arley reservoir. Do you suppose this is the same bird, not dead after all, or are Tawny Owls a bit clumsy at Worthington?

Neil

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Post by Ian Woosey » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:50 am

Yes Neil, Jimmy has confirmed it was the same Owl; details are on the Manc forum. Everyone is just happy that the outcome was successful..

All the best,
Ian

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Post by Dave » Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:36 pm

Well done to all concerned in the rescue, great job :)
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