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Escaped Owl In Hillington Square

PostPosted: 08 Jul 2013, 22:39
by Diddly Dom
Escaped Owl In Hillington Square!

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Re: Escaped Owl In Hillington Square

PostPosted: 09 Jul 2013, 09:10
by rocker
Well spotted Dom, I believe there is a story behind this siting ?

Re: Escaped Owl In Hillington Square

PostPosted: 09 Jul 2013, 09:32
by EWW
That Eagle Owl escaped from Mac Tuckers place at Middleton. We used to go
to parties at Mac's and you would not believe the size of that bird when you
are right up close to it. He has even bigger birds of prey that he buys from
abroad though.

Re: Escaped Owl In Hillington Square

PostPosted: 09 Jul 2013, 22:27
by Diddly Dom
Some More Pics Of Delilah The Eagle Owl

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Re: Escaped Owl In Hillington Square

PostPosted: 10 Jul 2013, 09:21
by EWW
I see in the paper today that they are still looking for the owner. A man thought to be the owner
was seen trying to get the bird to come to him outside the church at Hillington Sq. Mac never did like too much publicity.

Re: Escaped Owl In Hillington Square

PostPosted: 11 Jul 2013, 09:52
by rocker
Well captured Dom.

Re: Escaped Owl In Hillington Square

PostPosted: 11 Jul 2013, 17:54
by Diddly Dom
And Two More From Last Night When Delilah Had A look At Nelson Street!!

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Re: Escaped Owl In Hillington Square

PostPosted: 11 Jul 2013, 19:29
by EWW
Great shots Dom :smt023

Re: Escaped Owl In Hillington Square

PostPosted: 12 Jul 2013, 09:20
by EWW
I see in the local rag today that Mac Tucker has finally come forward as the owner
and is offering an award for its capture.

Re: Escaped Owl In Hillington Square

PostPosted: 19 Jul 2013, 07:32
by warwound
Is there any update on this - has the owl been caught?

Martin.

Re: Escaped Owl In Hillington Square

PostPosted: 19 Jul 2013, 22:12
by Diddly Dom
Hi Warwound,No she hasn't been caught,she is now in the Friars street/north/south everard street area,my manager showed me a picture from one of his friends of her in their garden,she's still looking beautiful!!

Re: Escaped Owl In Hillington Square

PostPosted: 20 Jul 2013, 05:09
by warwound
I'm wondering what the 'standard' method of capturing an escaped owl is.
Do they lure it to the ground with food then throw a net over it or is there a more sophisticated method?

Any ideas?

Martin.

Re: Escaped Owl In Hillington Square

PostPosted: 20 Jul 2013, 09:20
by EWW
I know Mac Tucker has special traps that he uses and he has set one in Nelson street.
he has also been trying to lure it back to the glove with food, this is what he did with
the other escapee. This bird is having none of it though :)

Re: Escaped Owl In Hillington Square

PostPosted: 20 Jul 2013, 20:27
by janna
owls can be stubborn (I used to have a pet owl (tawny)who lived to be 21 yrs old). When it is hungry, it will come down for the food - day old dead baby chicks usually did the trick with mine.

Re: Escaped Owl In Hillington Square

PostPosted: 20 Jul 2013, 20:33
by EWW
The owner of the owl breeds his own chicks to feed his many Raptors. He
also buys in. He has about 200 birds.