Rescued short-eared owl found in North Wales fully on the mend

A rare owl in need of assistance was found in Holywell, not far from our static caravans for sale, North Wales, and is reported to be recuperating well. The RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre is the temporary home for the majestic short-eared owl. This particular owl is in fact the fifth bird of its kind in the last decade to be cared for at the centre. RSPCA inspector Jenny Anderton said: “The short-eared owl was found on the marshes at the old Bettisfield colliery in Bagillt, near Holywell, by a member of the public who was walking their dog and became concerned about it due to its behaviour. “The owl – a female – was taken to a vets and then I was able to transfer it to RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre. “On arrival the owl received a veterinary examination and thankfully has no major injuries, fractures or wounds, but the owl is extremely thin.” The beautiful winged creature is now doing well and is eating four mice a day. “The owl just needs time to fully recuperate, as she was emaciated when she arrived,” added Ms Anderton. “When fully fit, she will be released back into the wild.”