Barn owl missing from Denton aviary
Sunday 13th August 2017 @ 18:20 by Tom Greggan
Denton & Audenshaw News Tameside

A barn owl has gone missing from an aviary at a home in Denton and her owners are offering a ‘large reward’ for her safe return.

Jessy is missing from Denton.

‘Jessy’ escaped from at 11 o’clock on Saturday night (12th August) and was last seen near Crown Point North at around 2am this morning (13th August), flying off towards Ashton/Hyde.

Jessy’s owner, Tabatha Bennett said: “She is tame and responds to being whistled. However, we advise people not to touch her as she may be scared and could get injured if handled wrong. These owls don’t hoot, they make a screaming noise.”

Barn owls eat mice and smaller birds, such as finches, so she may be seen hanging around bird feeders, allotments or open fields looking for food. Tabatha added: “She will not be able to survive on her own as she has been hand reared since birth. She is much loved and we are desperate to get her home safe.”

Jessy has an ID ring on her left leg with a number starting with IBR100. Tabatha is urging anyone who may have information on Jessy to contact her on 07758230397 and a large reward is being offered for her safe return.