Indian Eagle owl starts new life in Scotland

Rocky, the Indian Eagle owlet, with a feathery friend at Polkemmet. Picture: SWNS
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A THREE-week-old Indian Eagle owl has flown the nest from his birthplace in England, and has started a new life in a West Lothian country park.

Owlet Rocky, whose origins lie in Nepal, near the Himalayan mountains, is also known as the Rock Eagle Owl - hence his name - and arrived at the Polkemmet Country Park in West Lothian, where he is sourrounded by many other owls from Asia, Africa, Europe and South America.

Rocky is said to be settling in. Picture: SWNS

Rocky, who was born bald like all baby owls, will have feathers in a few weeks time, enabling him to fly.

Unlike humans, who take around 20 years to become adults, Rocky will be around the same size as his parents within 10 weeks, according to Rod Angus, owner of the Scottish Owl Centre.

The young owl will eventually grow to be the same size as a buzzard.

ROcky will be trained for displays at the centre, once he has grown accustomed to his new surroundings and settles in to his new home.

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