A tawny owl fell 35ft down a chimney in to the home of Stuart Guy, of Cradley Heath in the Black Country.
Mr Guy said:
I took a photograph of the owl and it just stared at me with no hint of panic. I then went over to the door and used the key to unlock it.
As I approached the door, the owl jumped up at the glass twice, then just calmly watched me unlock it, almost with an inquisitive look on its face.
As I opened the door, it looked at me again and then hopped out and took off. It was completely uninjured and its flight was magnificent, using slow wing movements but powering its way up to the treetops.