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Unusual bird ID

Had our chimney swept for the first time in far too long.

Sadly this bird was in the chimney and looks like he had been there for some time. He was ringed, which read:

BTO British Museum
Nat History London
GF 01954.

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We are awaiting a reply from the BTO or Natural History Museum, in the meantime the best guess (thanks to the kind people on Wild About Britain) is some sort of owl.