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An injured owl is more likely to die of shock than of its injuries, so minimum contact is required.
Never attempt to examine, treat or feed any injured owl yourself unless advised via a trained rehabilitator or vet.
A grounded Tawny chick may look lost and vulnerable, but the chances are its parents know exactly where it is and will continue to feed it even though it may be on the ground away from the nest. Just move the chick to a safer place and walk away.
So, only ever remove the owl from the area where you find it if you are positive it has been abandoned or clearly injured.
Remember that bird of prey centres and raptor rescue organisations are there to deal with owls and birds of prey.
Contact the RSPCA about other types of injured bird, or take it to a vet.
Most vets will treat wild animals/birds free of charge.