Tiny ray of hope

SIGHTINGS of a large owl in Holbrook caused a stir today, with hopes that Tiny the elusive eagle owl may have made a reappearance.An owl resembling Tiny's description was seen in Holbrook churchyard this morning and villager Maureen Abbott, who lives in The Street, was convinced it was the missing bird.

SIGHTINGS of a large owl in Holbrook caused a stir today, with hopes that Tiny the elusive eagle owl may have made a reappearance.

An owl resembling Tiny's description was seen in Holbrook churchyard this morning and villager Maureen Abbott, who lives in The Street, was convinced it was the missing bird.

Mrs Abbot's husband Richard first spotted the owl at 6am as it flew into the grounds of All Saint's Church and later on in the morning she caught a glimpse of the impressive bird herself.

She said: “He was sitting on a branch about 15ft up looking at me.

“He flew from a tree into the churchyard this morning. My husband heard him shriek and saw him. He said he's got a hell of a wingspan.

“I thought I'd come down and have a look and he was just sitting there on a branch.

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“There are a lot of rabbits in the fields here so he's probably having a lovely time.”

Ten-month-old Tiny flew the nest from her home in Valley Road, Ipswich, on January 30.

Her owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, has expressed concern for her welfare in the wild.

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