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Owl Down – Send A Chopper!
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The short-eared owl hitched a ride on a helicopter back to Aberdeen and was then taken on to the Scottish SPCA's rescue centre in Fishcross, near Tillicoultry in Clackmannanshire.Rescue Centre manager Colin Seddon said: "The owl is doing great after his lengthy flight. Providing all is well he will be released within the next few weeks."
The SPCA rescue centre reports that the number of short-eared owls being seen recently is much higher than usual - possibly as a result of birds being blown off-course by the spell of high winds and gales that have been sweeping in from the Atlantic.
The graphic of the short-eared owl is © B Ross via Wikimedia Commons
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