For over 25 years Hessilhead has cared for Scotland's injured and orphaned wildlife, aiming to rescue, treat, rehabilitate and release birds and animals back to the wild



June 1st 2014

If you are wondering why there have been no updates recently, here is a list of birds and animals currently in the hospital.

58 common gull chicks, all less than a week old

2 cygnets

3 goslings

1 adult buzzard, eye infection and very thin

2 tawny owl chicks and 1 adult with an injured wing

1 young weasel

1 young rabbit

2 young rooks

4 fledgling carrion crows

29 starling chicks

15 blue tit chicks and 8 great tits

9 fledgling blackbirds, 2 mistle thrushes and 2 song thrushes

10 magpie chicks, and 10 jackdaw chicks

1 robin and 2 dunnocks

2 collared doves,  4 young wood pigeons and 7 feral pigeons

4 house sparrow chicks, 2 pied wagtails, 1 chaffinch and 1 greenfinch

6 pheasant chicks and 2 mallard ducklings

3 adult hedgehogs and 2 bats

A lot of these youngsters are on half hour feeds, others hourly feeds.

We have already released blackbirds and thrushes, we have magpies and crows outside, learning to be more independent, and 11 more tawny owls outside. There are ducklings at various ages outside and some tiny youngsters with their mum. In the hedgehog hospital there are approx 20 hedgehogs, mostly from the Uists. There are swans and 3 seal pups. So you see why the feeding round at Hessilhead starts at 8am and goes on till 10pm at night!


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