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




Usually the weekends can be very busy at Hessilhead, However this weekend we had a few quiet days. This gave us a chance to move some patients around the centre into bigger pens and outdoor enclosures. We also had the time to release a few of the patients which were ready to go. The Buzzard which had been shot last week, recovered well and was released near where he was found on Sunday. The Heron from Glasgow Green which had a treble hook removed at the vets also returned home this afternoon as well as 8 House martins and 2 more Swifts. A family of  mallards also went to Lochshore near Kilbirnie. We have had around 30 new patients come into care to take their place, these include a ringed Tawny Owl from Aberfoyle which was grounded and underweight, but is eating well. Also a Hedgehog which had fallen down a fence post hole and got stuck in the wet mud is now all cleaned up and doing well. And as always there are a few new feral and wood Pigeons joining the patients in the hospital.

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