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Mallard and her Ducklings saved from a Sticky End

29 Jul 2012

This mother Mallard nests on the roof of the QMC Hospital every year to rear her young, the maintenance staff there take care of her and transport her young to water when ready. Unfortunately last week, roof repairs were carried out and mum and ducklings walked through wet sealant covering themselves in a sticky mess. Three of her chicks didn’t make it to us, […]

Mallard Released

25 Jun 2012

This little girl came to us in April only a few days old, all cold and very weak. A few hour in an incubator and she was on her way to recovery. Over the weeks we have been taking care of her until large enough to fend for herself in the wild, where she was released yesterday. At […]

Baby Thrush Rescue

17 Jun 2012

This time of year is so hectic for us, as all the baby birds and mammals come in. We are so full now, that we are having to try and divert them elsewhere, as hand rearing so many animals is such a drain on our time and even harder on work days. Some of these guys need […]

Tawny Owl Chick

08 May 2012

This little chick was found on the forest floor with no sign of the parents. The chick came to us in reasonable health, although he/she would not have survived long on the ground with no parents. After a hours or so in an incubator to get him warm, we could feed him. Owl’s have to […]

Mallard Duckling

29 Apr 2012

This young mallard duckling has been with us for a week now and doing well. The duckling was found on its own, with no parents around or any other ducklings. It can be quite difficult to rear single ducklings as they can become quite stressed and withdrawn on their own, constantly crying for their parents, fortunately this chap has done well […]

Springtime Orphans

28 Apr 2012

Springtime is a particularly hard time for us at the rescue, with plenty of baby wild animals coming in, almost every day. Each animal can take a huge amount of time and effort, so it puts an extra strain on the charity. Firstly we need to assess the patient, we need to be sure of the […]

Pigeon with Broken Leg

03 Mar 2012

This poor chap came to us with a broken leg, depending on where the break is, determines the treatment we administer. This chappie has a break quite high up and so he’s in sling to support his weight. He’s quite happy in this position, he can easily feed and drink. In a matter of a couple more […]

Tawny Owl Released – UPDATE

10 Feb 2012

This guy was found on the roadside, he was cold, wet and extremely weak but fortunately, after an examination we confirmed that he was not injured. After a few hours in an incubator he had picked up, allthough still very weak. In the morning we forced fed him and have continued to do so until Thursday when […]

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