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Pigeon – Injured Leg
This racing pigeon came to us with a very swollen leg, where it was being strangled by a leg ring. The ring would have been fitted by the owner, it is used to identify the pigeon. The poor boy was in a lot of pain, his foot and leg was very badly swollen and hot. […]
A few moths ago we took in a signet who had been brought to us by Guardian Angels Bird Sanctuary. The signet had unfortunately got into trouble, she had gone over a weir and got separated from her family, sustaining a leg injury in the process. Thankfully after weeks of treatment and convalescence, she’s made […]
Why Not Lend A Helping Hand To Hibernating Creatures ?
Did you know that there are three types of british mammal that hibernate over the winter? Hibernation is a method of survival over the winter period, when food is little and the weather is freezing. The animal will enter a deep “sleep” like state, their core temperature will drop as well as their rate […]
Barn Owl Released
A few weeks ago we were brought a barn owl chick that had been found on the ground, he was still covered in down, in fact he resembled a pompom! He was far too young to be out of the nest, he wouldn’t have survived more than a few hours. Fortunately other than being separated […]
On Friday night, after dropping off the pony gorgeous George to his new home we got back thinking we might be able to go and catch some abandoned goats in Gunthorpe……………no chance!!! We got back to find a couple with a very poorly tawny owl on our doorstep. This little guy was found in the […]
Start of the Silly Season
We often refer to Spring as the silly season, that’s because we get a constant precession of baby animals that need rescuing, everything from pigeons to foxes, hedgehogs to birds of prey. These two chaps are scwabs, baby wood pigeons. Unfortunately due to limited resources, we cannot cope with the shear number of calls to […]
8 Ducklings Reared and Released
Back in June we took on these 8 orphaned ducklings. Yesterday they were all released, back into the wild, all fully fit and well. These were 8 orphaned Mallard ducklings of 22 taken on this year.
We have now released our two swifts that can to us as chicks a few weeks ago. We have hand reared them, until the point where they were ready for release. If grounded, swifts cannot take off, so its important to get it right and watch over them. We let them take off in a […]