Garden Birds

The main reason for the admission of garden birds are cat attacks especially in the spring. This is because birds are very vulnerable as they fly back and to, to the nest to feed their young. Cats catch on to this pattern and it often ends up with a fatality. The ones that get injured can be treated but not always successfully. This leads to nests of birds with no parents. If the cat doesn’t get them first you can bring them in to us and we can rear them on. An emergency food for fledgling is pedigree chum puppy food.


Orphans come to us in all shapes and sizes from tiny wrens to large birds like crows and wood pigeons. Each one has a different nutritional need. So it is important to get them to a rescue centre ASAP.

Garden Birds


Garden birds like thrushes, blackbirds and robins often leave the nest before they can fly. They will dot themselves around the garden and they will call out to their parents to feed them when they are hungry. Never pick up an uninjured fledgling unless you are sure it is in danger. If you do place it in a safer place and leave. It’s parent will find it.

Owls


Owls are often found on the ground. 9 times out of 10 they are ok. They may have fallen from the tree and chosen to lay low until evening falls. Fledgling owl are very capable of climbing back up the tree. So the same applies, leave them be unless they are obviously injured or in danger.

Duckling and other water fowl


Ducklings are often brought in when the parents have abandoned them. This is rarely the case. Parent ducks will often fly off or try to distract you if their brood is nearby. Most ducks nest away from water to avoid river or lakeside predators. They only take them to water a day after they hatch. This often means a long and dangerous trek. Chances are that if the mother duck flies off she will return so leave well alone. Only pick up ducklings if you are sure that they are no longer with their parents or if you find one on its own.