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Wednesday, March 05, 2008


There is a hint of Pidwigeon (Ron Weasley's Owl in the Harry Potter novels) about this story.

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.


Jane said...

What a great story. Thanks for sharing it. I would love to have seen that. We've had starlings and pigeons falling down ours (and making an awful mess of the room), and I know of someone who had bats flying down her chimney and into the sitting room! This owl just seemed to understand that he was being helped... Jane

Mary said...

What a great photo opportunity! Alas I have no chimney so no surprise owl visits for me.

Toffeeapple said...

Great story, shame that there are no pictures. I'd have no idea what to do if that happened to me, I'd be afraid of stressing the bird.

oldcrow61 said...

A great story.