Published: April 22, 2012
Pictured: The cute baby owls rescued by Secret World wildlife carers

This pair of tiny baby owlets are lucky to be alive after having to be rescued by wildlife carers from the Burnham-On-Sea area.

The little tawny owls, named Cheddar and Cheese by carers from Secret World, were found at the base of a tree by a woman enjoying a walk in the spring sunshine with her two daughters.

Tara Bishop and daughters Charlotte, 14, and Hannah, 10, called in carers from Secret World, near Burnham, who sent a specialist to climb the tree and pop the wayward chicks back into the nest.

But two days later the family again found the wanderlust pair on the ground so now the chicks are being looked after at the rescue centre in East Huntspill.

The charity founder, Pauline Kindner, told "The owlets, aged around two weeks, are the first of the year to be received at Secret World."

"They are being fed using tweezers every four hours during the day and, once fledged, they will be released at a suitable site."

Hundreds of orphaned baby birds and wild animals from all over the West Country will be cared for at the sanctuary during the current breeding season.


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