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



23rd August 2013

The last few days have been quite eventful. We had really good news on Tuesday, when we were invited to the Glasgow City Chambers, for the Clydesdale Bank, Spirit of the Community Awards. Hessilhead was awarded a grant of £10,000. This is to build a new log cabin, which will be used as a classroom. This will enable us to expand our education and training programme, meaning that more people will have the skills to care for injured and orphaned wildlife.

Another 30 young gulls were released today, and 5 tufted ducks were released a few days ago.

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Today’s new patients include a long-eared bat that was found stuck on fly paper, 2 nestling bullfinches, very cute, and a cygnet from Milngavie, the last survivor from a family of 7. This youngster, although not injured, is underweight, and we don’t know what has happened to its siblings. Mum was left in charge of the family when her mate returned to the library pond. Maybe there is not enough food in the river, perhaps some of th cygnets have been taken by foxes
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