Family sends out appeal as Willow the owl takes flight from her aviary

Willow, the missing  Burrowing Owl
Willow, the missing Burrowing Owl
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Members of a Preston family have been traipsing the city streets in search of their missing pet.

Willow the burrowing owl, escaped from an aviary at the Duckworth home in Barnacre, Fulwood, on Monday and hasn’t been seen since.

The distraught family say the three year old has endured a number of traumas and they fear for the bird’s safety.

Daniel Duckworth, 21 said: “ My mum and I are volunteers at Turbary Owl and Bird Sanctuary but we also have our own birds.

“Willow is my mum’s and she is like a member of the family.

“We don’t really now how the bird got out.”

Willow is a Burrowing Owl so is a day hunter and Daniel said the species doesn’t really fly away so they are concerned that she has been missing so long..

Daniel, his mum Dawn and 12 year old brother have been putting posters up around the Fulwood area and have created a Facebook page in the hope of finding the bird.

Daniel added: “ My mum is absolutely devastated.

“We have been looking every day of the week but haven’t had any look.

“We are just hoping that someone will contact us.

The Duckworths recently took their feathered friends from their coops to the Brockholes Nature Reserve in Preston.

Anyone with information about Willow is asked to contact Daniel on 07516763372