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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July 26th 2013

Yesterday another young buzzard was rescued. It was reported to have been on the same rock, at Snypes Dam, for several days. It was a long walk from the car park, and before our rescue team reached the bird, another thunderstorm had thoroughly soaked them. They soon caught the bird, which has an injured elbow, and the lady who reported it was right to be concerned. Fortunately the bird is still in good condition. It was probably still being fed by parents.

DSC_7909_resampledIt was a surprise to get a common seal pup today. The pup was found yesterday, on a beach in Northumberland. It has been given rehydration fluid and treated by a vet. It is a skinny pup, with cuts on its mouth, but nevertheless is quite active and aggressive. We have given the pup more fluids, and hope that it will eat small fish soon.