Rescued tawny owls are being released back into the wild at the RSPCA West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Taunton, England.

The owls will be released between January and the end of July.

Thirty-three of the baby birds were taken to the RSPCA centre in Somerset for care.

Although the exact reason for this rise is unclear, it is thought that weather conditions and some extremely windy days through the spring and summer may have contributed.