This afternoon we got a call to say that people had ushered a barn owl off the road, and it left it in bushes beside Lochend House. The location wasn’t far from Hessilhead, so we set off straight away, and while I was knoocking on the door of the house, to explain what we were up to, Andy had the owl in a net. It is a youngster, still with some tufts of down, and may have fallen from a nearby tree. Barn owls don’t feed their young on the ground, and the owl is a little dehydrated. It has had fluids, and looks much better now. It will probably be ready for food later this evening.