This Eurasian Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) fell into a chimney, that is why it’s all black with soot. Note, the closed eyes, this is actually a sign of distress in owls. The owl was cleaned and later released.
The species is resident in Europe and southern Russian and naturally occurs in two colours rufous brown and greyish brown with all intermediate forms.
Their territorial calls are the classic hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo..
They nest in holes in trees.
[from Ann Novek in Sweden]