UPDATE: Friday 3pm: Owl which hit power lines after being confused by Selby tyre blaze smoke has died

Phoenix the owl

Phoenix the owl

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AN OWL which is believed to have flown into power lines after being confused by smoke from the massive tyre fire near Selby has died.

The short eared owl, nicknamed Phoenix, was found near the fire at Newgen Recycling with serious injuries last weekend, and given to the charity Selby Wildlife Rehabilitation.

Annette Pyrah, of the charity, said today that the bird had sadly died yesterday, probably from its injuries and shock. "We did our best for her," she added.

 

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10:59am Thu 23 Jan 14

roadwars says...

Article doesn't seem to mention that this bird (and other injured wildlife) is being cared for and rehabilitated at selbywildlife.co.uk They do a great job...and accept paypal donations...
(I don't have any association with them, I just appreciate their work)
Article doesn't seem to mention that this bird (and other injured wildlife) is being cared for and rehabilitated at selbywildlife.co.uk They do a great job...and accept paypal donations... (I don't have any association with them, I just appreciate their work) roadwars
  • Score: 29

1:01pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Mulgrave says...

roadwars wrote:
Article doesn't seem to mention that this bird (and other injured wildlife) is being cared for and rehabilitated at selbywildlife.co.uk They do a great job...and accept paypal donations...
(I don't have any association with them, I just appreciate their work)
Looks like motorists have paid at least £200k in "environmental" disposal charges when having tyres changed - only for this unfortunate event to occur.

I suggest that this aspect should be fully apreciated when the insurance claim is made and payments made to those organisations which are helping mitigate the damage done to wildlife and the environment.

Whilst we don't yet know the cause, surely this amount of flammable material needs storing in such away that fire can be contained - there do seem to be a fair number of fires in waste material occuring in the Yorkshire region over the past few years.
[quote][p][bold]roadwars[/bold] wrote: Article doesn't seem to mention that this bird (and other injured wildlife) is being cared for and rehabilitated at selbywildlife.co.uk They do a great job...and accept paypal donations... (I don't have any association with them, I just appreciate their work)[/p][/quote]Looks like motorists have paid at least £200k in "environmental" disposal charges when having tyres changed - only for this unfortunate event to occur. I suggest that this aspect should be fully apreciated when the insurance claim is made and payments made to those organisations which are helping mitigate the damage done to wildlife and the environment. Whilst we don't yet know the cause, surely this amount of flammable material needs storing in such away that fire can be contained - there do seem to be a fair number of fires in waste material occuring in the Yorkshire region over the past few years. Mulgrave
  • Score: 8

5:37pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Garrowby Turnoff says...

roadwars wrote:
Article doesn't seem to mention that this bird (and other injured wildlife) is being cared for and rehabilitated at selbywildlife.co.uk They do a great job...and accept paypal donations...
(I don't have any association with them, I just appreciate their work)
When they told the Owl roadwars had written this, it said... "Who?"
[quote][p][bold]roadwars[/bold] wrote: Article doesn't seem to mention that this bird (and other injured wildlife) is being cared for and rehabilitated at selbywildlife.co.uk They do a great job...and accept paypal donations... (I don't have any association with them, I just appreciate their work)[/p][/quote]When they told the Owl roadwars had written this, it said... "Who?" Garrowby Turnoff
  • Score: -9

5:44pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Garrowby Turnoff says...

When they told the Owl something had hit the power lines twice it replied "Two hits to who?"
When they told the Owl something had hit the power lines twice it replied "Two hits to who?" Garrowby Turnoff
  • Score: -10

5:53pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Garrowby Turnoff says...

When they asked the bird what its favourite Whitney Houston song was it replied "Owl always love you".
When they asked the bird what its favourite Whitney Houston song was it replied "Owl always love you". Garrowby Turnoff
  • Score: -9

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