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Tawny owl chick rescued in Bangor

This three-week-old tawny owl chick is now being looked after it was found by a woman walking her dog near Bangor University.

Rachel Taylor happens to be a research officer for the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO).

Although the BTO is not an organisation that normally rescues birds, as a licensed bird ringer she was able to safely handle the chick.

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Raptor rehabilitation experts will look after the bird until it can be released Credit: Bangor University

"At this age the increasingly active chicks (probably three or four in a brood) begin to explore around and outside the nest cavity and the more adventurous males do occasionally fall out of their tree" said Rachel.

"The bad weather last night and this morning meant this chick was on the ground, plumage completely soaked through and very cold – which would have been fatal – and unable to climb the tree, making it vulnerable to predators on the ground and ‘invisible’ to its parents."

The bird will now be cared for until it is fully-feathered and has learned to hunt for itself in a 'wild' environment.

It will then be released back into the wild where it was found.

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Celebrity Cup practice round begins at Celtic Manor

Gethin Jones gives Nicola Hendy some guidance

Today sees the practice session for the Celebrity Cup golf competition at the Celtic Manor.

Celebrities like Rob Brydon (who is leading the Welsh team) and Bradley Walsh will be taking part in this year's event, which begins properly on Saturday.

Last year it raised £65,000.

Celebrity golf gets ready to tee off in Newport

Today sees the start of the Celebrity Cup golf competition at the Celtic Manor.

Former Ryder Cup Captain Bernard Gallacher will be putting the celebrities through their paces in skills challenges which will also include special guest star, Jesse Metcalfe, of Desperate Housewives and Dallas fame.

The four captains hoping to lead their respective teams to victory are Rob Brydon (Wales), Mike Tindall (England), Keith Duffy (Ireland) and Gavin Hastings (Scotland).

Last year the event raised £65,000.

Rob Brydon taking on his teammates in last year's event

The action begins with a practice round today before the competition proper tees off with the first round robin matches over nine holes on Saturday morning.

Further matches take place on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning before the winners and team standings are decided in the final matches on Sunday afternoon.

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