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If lively and uninjured, it may
have fallen from a nest or branch.
Check nearby trees for signs of
streaky white droppings, pellets, etc.
bird up to as high a branch as you can reach and observe it
Little Owl - these sometimes nest near the
ground in tree stumps so it
wandered away from home.
If it is very wobbly and unwell, keep it
warm and quiet and take it to
centre as soon as possible.
If it lively and undamaged, check on it
near dusk, when the parents
arrive to feed it.
If the parents do not visit it with food,
it must go to a rescue centre
as possible for feeding.
It may have flown into a car or
been knocked down by the side wind from a passing lorry.
up carefully and avoid the talons.
Wrapping a small towel around the lower
body is the easiest and safest
then the bird and towel can be placed in a box or cat carrier.
Keep dark and quiet and take to a rescue
centre as soon as possible as
need fluids, treatment for shock and raw food with fur or feathers.