WRAS rescuers were called out by a gentleman who found a baby owl in a woodland whilst walking his dog. The gentleman took the owl home and called WRAS for help. WRAS founder Trevor Weeks, accompanied by rescuers Sue Archer and Plumpton Students Georgina and Rachel attended on site. The baby owl had food in its stomach and had pooed in its carrier so rescuers knew that it had been fed by its mum recently and was not abandoned. It is not unusual for baby owls like this to leave the nest and climb up and down trees, even from this young age.
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Unusual Owl found in Eastbourne Town Centre
Sussex Police called WRAS out to a very unusual owl found in the day time in the middle of Eastbourne on 29th December.
WRAS rescuer Tony Neads responded and found the owl to be a Long Eared Owl.
"According to the RSPB website they are not normally found in East Sussex" said Tony.