A PAIR of little owls are being cared for by a wildlife charity after they were found under the Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury Festival.

The first chick was discovered during Guns n' Roses headline set on the Saturday night.

Named Axl after the band's vocalist Axl Rose, it was initially taken to the RSPCA at West Hatch and afterwards transferred to Somerset World Wildlife Rescue (SWWR), in Highbridge.

The following day, another bird, thought to be Axl's sibling, was discovered in the same place.

Slash - named after Guns n' Roses guitarist, was soon reunited with Axl at SWWR, where they are doing well in an outside aviary.

SWWR fundraising manager David Plant said: “When Guns N’ Roses were playing 'Welcome to the Jungle', I’m sure they didn’t realise how close they actually were to wildlife.

"This is possibly the most unusual disturbance case we’ve heard about this year, but it just goes to show the importance of checking your surrounding for wildlife before any activity."

The Pyramid Stage frame remains in place all year when Worthy Farm goes back to being a dairy farm. Clearly a pair of little owls thought it would be a great place to make a nest.

David added: "Whether you’re renovating your garden, or setting up for the world’s biggest musical festival, our advice is always the same - if you’ve got materials or structures that have been in place for a while, please check them carefully before moving anything, as you may end up disturbing a nest.

"It looks like the parents sadly abandoned their nest once festival preparation began, so it’s difficult to say how long the chicks were left alone.

"We’re so grateful to the people who found and helped them. They must have been terrified after enduring almost two full days of loud music.

"We’re hopeful they won’t be 'Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door' any time soon, and we’ll be making plans to return them to the wild once they’re old enough, so they’ll get their chance to experience some 'November Rain' later in the year.”