I mentioned Muncaster Castle (near Ravenglass) in another thread. They have a superb collection of owls, but they are difficult to photograph because of the way they are caged behind mesh of only about 5cm pitch. A compact with a long zoom, using the lcd for composing might help. However they do fly a few birds each afternoon in an area where there is little obstruction and a reasonable background. On the day I was there, they included this Eagle Owl in the display.