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Swan Rescue

21 May 2022

Another accident caused by the sheer carelessness of fishing! If not outlawed then perhaps the license fee of this ‘hobby’ should go towards the veterinary costs of wildlife casualties we regularly see!!This swan had this 3 pronged hook deeply embedded into the muscle of her wing. There was no way we could safely remove it […]

Gooslings

16 May 2022

This is the time of year when we have lots of wildlife especially young birds, fox cubs, hedgehogs etc.Much has come to us for good reason such as these goslings that came separately, having been observed as for sometime and confirmed separated from their parents. Unfortunately with good intentions, lots of people pick up wildlife […]

Pheasant Rescue & Release

13 Dec 2021

You may remember this little guy, a very late baby pheasant we had in in late September, who was the size of a walnut!! There wasn’t any other pheasants with our wildlife fosterers at that time, in fact there were no baby birds at all to put him with!! Baby pheasants of this size are […]

Swan Rescue

18 Oct 2021

We have taken in a record number of swans this year with illnesses and many injuries. We have three in our care at the moment, including this young adult that we collected this afternoon. The swan was found struggling to move around, the callers had been trying for several hours to get help, fortunately we […]

Jackdaw Rescue

21 Aug 2021

We admitted this beautiful Jackdaw some weeks ago, he arrived with a broken wing. Where possible, we try to repair, if repairable and when there is a realistic chance of the survival and being able to be released. The break was complicated, the only way to repair it was for an operation, fortunate for this […]

Greylag Goose Release

03 Jul 2021

We took this greylag in a few weeks ago, today he was released back into the wild where he came from.He was admitted as he had poor use of one leg, he could hardly walk. X-rays revealed an old injury to the good leg, a shotgun pellet embedded in the leg and an old bone […]

Sparrow Hawk

01 Jul 2021

This young sparrowhawk was found out in the open, on his own and so he was brought to us. We are quite alien to him and so initially he would not take food from us, as he would his parents. So for the first few days we have to force feed. Thankfully now he is […]

Pigeon

30 Jun 2021

This young Wood Pigeon was been admitted with a huge air pocket, larger than any we have seen.This can often be caused by the rupture of one or more of their internal air sacks, used for breathing. In this case the air pocket was so large, the pressure was affecting his breathing and preventing him […]