the pictures in this article were sent to me of the wonderful and rare sighting of a barn owl- Tyto albal now an endangered species.
The abandoned owlet found on the ground in this post was unable to fend for
itself, The fortunate owlet was taken to a reputable wild life rescue centre and will
where possible be released back into the wild..
It looks glad to be warm, no doubt missing the comfort of the nest.
Many birds of prey are now endangered due to a variety of factors linked to human
activities and loss of habitat.
At this time we are hearing about the ever dwindling number of wildlife, species.on our planet and its heartening the difference a caring and practical approach can make.
The”what is what is” changes nothing unless we bother to make changes and increase our awareness and understanding of practices which harm wild life.
There is nothing glamorous or brave about killing for fun however its dressed up.
Truly strong men and women have tenderness in their hearts and children learn from what is around them.
Birds of prey are often illegally killed to make way for recreational hunting( killing
for sport) of other birds e.g grouse, birds of prey are blamed that stocks are dwindling due to wild life predation- from hawks and eagles.
Hen Harriers have faced decades of human persecution due to hunting and changes in land use. We are are realising ,its us that can upset ecological balance.
The Hen Harriers are an iconic bird and efforts now are being made to save them by organizations such as The Hawk And Owl Trust
Posted 19th February 2017
Written by Wendy Datta
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Owl photos courtesy of J. Walwyn
Photograph of the Hen Harrier by courtesy of The Hawk & Owl Trust