This video has emerged of a barn owl being released back into the wild near Birr in County Offaly.
Ricky Whelan, a zoologist, conservationist and nature columnist, as well as a project officer with BirdWatch Ireland, shared the video on Twitter, after he helped rescue the owl on Good Friday.
The owl was rescued from a shed, where it was found "starving and weak" and now has successfully been released back into its natural habitat.
#BarnOwl I helped rescue on GoodFriday from a shed near Birr Co.Offaly, it was starving and weak. Today after little over a week being cared for by Shay and Elaine at #RavenHaven the owl was successfully released back where I collected it! #HappyDays @BirdWatchIE @Irishwildlife pic.twitter.com/6xKj6ZSwqM— Ricky Whelan (@RickyWhelan) April 8, 2018