Start of the Chick Season

Posted by Jon in News, Wild Birds on Tuesday 23/02/2010 21:36 +01:00.

Springtime is a very busy time for us as we receive lots of orphaned baby animals, that need to be hand reared and cared for.

In particular we rear a lot of baby birds, yesterday we received our very first of the season, a young collared dove.

As they receive a lot of human contact, the birds become quite tame. It is the Charities Policy to release wild animals back where they belong, so we have to undo any imprinting. As soon as the birds are feeding themselves, we break all human contact apart from cleaning them out and feeding once a day.

They will then be moved to an aviary in preparation for release.

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