An unfortunate tawny owl.
This owl was found dead outside Prescot reservoirs on the grass verge. It had been hit by a vehicle on the bypass during the night. I collected it in a carrier bag and took it home to make these studies. Its not very often you get the chance to look at a tawny owl so closely but I would have preferred not to have been given the opportunity. No doubt one of a breeding pair at the reservoirs or nearby woodlands.