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By Louise_Morris    
This is Harley, a 3 year old Eurasian Eagle Owl, rescued by the ICBP in Newent. He had escaped from somewhere and made his home in a local quarry but was beginning to be a bit of a problem with the workforce. They contacted the centre and a rescue operation was mounted- this failed and some days later he was found by a motorist on a local road, having been shot & wounded. Thanks to the staff at the ICBP & a local vet he is now back to good health and a new member of the flying team. He is a star in the making and a very beautiful bird.
Thanks for the votes and comments on yesterdays upload, still playing catch -up!

Take care, Lou

Tags: General Eurasian eagle owl Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Icbp newent

Voters: JohnoP, AlanPerkins, SueSelley and 33 more

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JohnoP 16 2
2 May 2011 8:39PM
He is a beauty Louise and pleased to hear that he is now settled. John
Glyn1 12 4 1 England
2 May 2011 8:39PM
Stunning shot.

saeidNL 12 3 Netherlands
2 May 2011 8:47PM
Excellent capture of this beautiful bird,
2 May 2011 8:50PM
Wow Louise ! an absolute stunner, such fantastic detail, well done.

JustDucky 10 8 Canada
2 May 2011 8:57PM
excellent shot, love the detail

Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
2 May 2011 9:21PM
A terrific portrait of this beautiful bird, the detail in the plumage is excellent and those eyes are amazing. I remember reading about him in the local press recently
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
2 May 2011 9:22PM
Superb portrait shot, Lou: the detail and colouring is impressive, as is that intense gaze.
ANNIEKERR 10 6 Ireland
2 May 2011 9:24PM
Lovely shot!
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 9:26PM
fantastic detail lou wonderful colours and textures a stunner nice one Wink
2 May 2011 9:40PM
Very nice portrait Lou,crisp...clear & sharp !! Good natural colours too Wink Excellent work.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
2 May 2011 9:55PM
He is a beauty and you've captured him well. Love his perky ears and big orange eyes.............Sandy
Alvar 14 23 2 France
2 May 2011 10:29PM
Stunning shot Louise !!!!
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
2 May 2011 10:38PM
What a stunning bird. Who in their rightful mind would want to shoot such lovely creature ?? Thank goodness he is now in safe hands
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
3 May 2011 5:51AM

Quote:What a stunning bird. Who in their rightful mind would want to shoot such lovely creature ?? Thank goodness he is now in safe hands

The person who took a pot shot at this stunning bird should be given the same treatment. A wonderful image, Louise. Carol
3 May 2011 5:55AM
Beautiful shot Lou - wonderful colour & detail captured

Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
3 May 2011 11:07AM
Amazing bird! great eyes!
Very good shot.
moiral 11 12 Scotland
3 May 2011 6:31PM
A fantastic shot Loouise. What gorgeous eyes. Moira
accipiter 12 61 England
4 May 2011 8:09PM
Excellent bird portrait. A
iancrowson Plus
11 215 168 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 12:50PM
Stunning capture, top shot.

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