02 Aug '11, 10am

A real Pigwidgeon in Singapore! What a tiny owl!

A real Pigwidgeon in Singapore! What a tiny owl!

It was late afternoon when a concerned member of public called us regarding a owl who had flown into her bathroom that morning and got trapped. When we arrived at the scene, the little owlet, whom we named Pigwidgeon, was resting in the bathroom. She looked very lost and it appeared she had no clue how to get out! We'd noticed a forested area immediately behind the HDB block and realised she must have flown into the flat by accident. We carefully caught Pigwidgeon and, after she got the all-clear from a detailed check for injuries and signs of shock, we took her back to her more familiar surroundings for release. Immediately after we let her go, she flew away beautifully deep into the forest behind the residential area. Just like the caller, we felt so lucky to be able to see such a beautiful bird so close and and to share our island with such wonderful wildlife!

Full article: http://www.acres.org.sg/featurednews/featurednews2.html

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