This beautiful young adult Barn Owl was found huddled on the ground slightly dazed and concussed. It has now recovered from the concussion, but is rather underweight so will remain in care for a little longer to gain body condition.
Barn Owls primarily feed on small mammals and are hugely successful at keeping down rodent populations. Rodent baits are effective in killing rats and mice but sadly, due to secondary poisoning, it then goes on to kill predatory species such as Barn Owls. An owl family with growing chicks will eat as many as 25 mice per night.