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Start of the Silly Season

19 Apr 2015

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

18 Aug 2013

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.        

Swifts Released

23 Jul 2013

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 […]

When the Little Owl got stuck in the Chimney

07 Jul 2013

This young Little Owl had a lucky escape, he fell down a chimney into the fire below. Fortunately the fire was not lit and he was heard by the occupiers. Being a log burner, he could easily be rescued from the his ordeal, by opening the doors. After a few nights in an incubator under […]

Wildlife Rescue

20 Jun 2013

The cold Spring really seems to have affected wildlife. Normally we are in-undated with orphaned birds and mammals from May onwards, this year though Spring has come very late. We are now, almost into July, receiving the glut of baby birds, hedgehogs and foxes. this little guy is a Dunnock, happily receiving his meal. If […]

8 Orphaned Ducklings arrive

16 Jun 2013

Early this morning 8 orphaned Mallard Ducklings arrived, mum was nowhere to be seen and so if left unattended, they would not have stood a chance. These really cute fluff balls are all now tucked up together, on a heat pad in our animal hospital, where we are also caring for many other different animals, […]

Injured Collard Dove

08 May 2013

This is a lucky Collard dove, we found him at the sanctuary, grounded and  immobilised due to a broken left leg, broken in two places. We swiftly splinted the leg and put him in a cage for rest and rehabilitation. He certainly chose the right place to get a broken leg!  

Pair of Book Ends

27 Apr 2013

At the sanctuary we receive calls at all times of day and night, not easy when we also work for a living, sometimes when we return home the voice mail is full and we have to prioritise the return calls. Last night we took two calls around midnight, one was for these two beautiful Doves. A member of the public found these two birds just […]

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