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

January 23rd 2018

Snow always lingers a long time at Hessilhead, but the drive is almost clear now, though big patches remain in the fields and enclosures. On Sunday we rescued a roe deer that was lying at the roadside near Lochwinnoch in a blizzard. She must have been hit by a car and is badly concussed. Very little progress yet.

The clearer weather yesterday allowed us to release two foxes, and two buzzards were moved out of the hospital.

More patients coming in now as the weather improves. Two young pigeons, not yet fledged, are snuggled together in a brooder, and an otter cub found today near Stewarton has already been eating sprats.

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