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

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CARING FOR SCOTLAND'S SICK, INJURED AND ORPHANED WILDLIFE

june 6th 2015

Some of the patients that are keeping us busy this weekP1070423 - Copy

This young roe deer is very independent. he drinks milk from a bowl and eats lots of lime and raspberry leaves.

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It is crow week. Lots of fledgling crows and rooks coming into care. Some of them were blown from trees during stormy weatherP1070420 - CopyTwo kestrel chicks were found on the ground in Greenock. Self feeding now and quite bad tempered.

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Two late fox cubs in the hospital. One of them was found with a Quavers packet on its head!

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Lots of ducklings. The oldest soon to be released, and some day olds arrived today.

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Still two seals in care. Both feeding well and gaining weight, so should be back in the sea soon.

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The first young gull chicks are here. No doubt there will be lots more to come.P1070328 - Copy

We have two swan families in care. This single mum has 7 cygnets, and we have a pair of swans from Oldlpatrick with their young. Also 5 more cygnets.

tawny owl chicks - CopyPlenty tawny owls in care.

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Fergus the fox and Baldy the hedgehog are looking forward to our Open Day next Sunday, 14th June, from 12 till 4. Hope to see you there.

 

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