Lord of the wings: Trio of baby owls rescued from burrow

The owlets named Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli were found in Inverness.

Rescued: The owlets are just a few weeks old.
Rescued: The owlets are just a few weeks old.

A trio of orphaned owls named after Lord of the Rings characters have been rescued in the Highlands.

Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli were found in a shallow burrow in Inverness but sadly their mum had died.

The owlets, just a few weeks old, would not have survived in the wild and are now receiving round-the clock care at a Scottish SPCA wildlife centre.

The animal welfare charity has confirmed once the owls are old enough they will be released back in to the wild, so they can “fly free”.

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