Eagle owl spotted again

MISSING European eagle owl Tiny was spotted today sitting on a conservatory roof in Needham Market.Since Tiny made a bid for freedom, more than a week ago, her desperate owner has been fielding hundreds of calls and travelling around the region in an attempt to get her back.

MISSING European eagle owl Tiny was spotted today sitting on a conservatory roof in Needham Market.

Since Tiny made a bid for freedom, more than a week ago, her desperate owner has been fielding hundreds of calls and travelling around the region in an attempt to get her back.

But The Evening Star can today reveal that she may only be a few miles away.

Tara Stott, 31, who lives in High Street, Needham Market, spotted what she thought may well be an eagle owl first thing this morning.


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Ms Stott said: “I just opened this window and it was sitting there on top of the conservatory.

“I don't know if it's an eagle owl but it looks very pretty and has tufts above its eyes and is brown and speckly. It is very large.

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“It is just sitting there keeping an eye on my rabbits, which are in their hutch. I think it's hungry!

“My six-year-old daughter Marley thinks it's very exciting. We have had the camera out and it poses quite nicely for pictures!”

Suffolk Owl Sanctuary was contacted about the bird and went to see if they could tempt her down.

Rare bird of prey Tiny, who has a 6ft wing span, left her home in Valley Road, Ipswich, last Monday morning.

Her owner, who is in his mid-20s but wishes to remain anonymous, received more than 400 calls from around East Anglia about missing birds of prey after an appeal for help in the Star.

He managed to catch a European eagle owl in Saxlingham Nethergate, Norfolk, but soon realised it was a look-alike and not his bird.

On Friday, he believed he had spotted Tiny sitting in a tree in Christchurch Park, Ipswich.

Anyone who thinks they have spotted Tiny should call 07884 395914 or The Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324788.

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