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



18th August 2013

More birds and animals have been released in the last few days. Lots of young mallards are now dabbling in the wild, 2 buzzards went free today, and the little wren, that was such a character, took off without any hesitation. It was soon catching flies in the shrubbery.

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Swallows and house martins have been released, and replaced by more nestlings. A new buzzard was brought in from Dalry yesterday; it has an injured wing and lots of attitude. A swan was rescued from Richmond Pond in Glasgow today. It is looking very miserable this evening, but hopefully it will soon be feeling the effects of medication.

Several hedgehogs have been taken to new homes today. We still have hand reared youngsters ready for release. If your garden has lots of cover, lawns where hogs can find food  and is away from busy roads, you might like to help by offering it as a release site. Give us a call on 01505 502415.

A young heron was brought in on Friday. He is coping well with his strapped up wing, and eating lots of fish. The latest seal pup is not so co-operative. He is still being hand fed.

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