The baby tawny owl rescued from the middle of a Longridge road is to be hand-reared after attempts to find its parents have failed.
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Tawny Owl To Be Hand Reared
Tawny Owl To Be Hand Reared

The baby tawny owl rescued from the middle of a Longridge road is to be hand-reared after attempts to find its parents have failed.

Staff from Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary in Whitestake have searched for several hours across three days around Dilworth Lane, where the bird was spotted by Paul Sutcliffe from Ribchester.

He took it to the local vets and then to the sanctuary, from where owner Andy Bilsborough and staff member Janet Smith brought it back to Longridge the following day, aiming to re-unite it with its parents.

“We were there on the Sunday evening in Dilworth House garden, on the Monday and then last Wednesday in the garden and general wooded areas around, using a baby owl call to attract the adult birds - but there was no response,” Janet told The News.

“We don’t know where they could have gone, as we checked throughout, across the roads and up the hill. Dilworth House has always had nesting owls, this year included, but they now seem to have disappeared.”

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