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



10th September 2013

Andy and I came back from holiday late on Friday, and had a gentle start with a quiet a Saturday and not too busy Sunday. Since then it has been busy again. New patients include a peregrine that has a fractured wing and is also very thin. It has been transferred to the specialist vet, and after it has gained some weight its wing will be pinned. Today a neat male kestrel was brought into care. Wings seem ok but there may be a collar bone fracture. Hopefully cage rest will allow this to heal.                                                                                                                   Yesterday a cygnet had an operation to remove a hook from its throat. feeling much better today and eating. A young roe deer was brought in today, after being rescued from a barbed wire fence. She has a badly torn leg and possibly some pelvic damage. Not out of the woods yet, fingers crossed.   Most days bring a young hedgehog, but lots of others are ready for release. Let us know if you have a safe release site. Wood pigeons always breed well into autumn, so no surprise that casualties are coming in almost daily too. This evening several gulls arrived. One of them looked as if it had attempted suicide. Stitched up and looking better now.DSC_8249 - Copy

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