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



January 11th 2014

A variety of patients have arrived in the past few days.  A kittiwake is an unusual one for us. It is underweight but eating well. DSC_8674 - Copy

Another guillemot was less of a surprise. Late on Thursday evening a barn owl was picked up from road at Fairlie. It has several fractures in the carpal of its left wing, but was eating almost as soon as it arrived here. It has been x-rayed and has its wing strapped up. A tawny owl feels very sorry for itself. It has a nasty fungal infection in its mouth, has lost loads of weight and is very weak. We are able to feed it with a fine crop  tune, and medicate the same way. Hopefully it will soon be stronger.


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Yesterday the first Uist hedgehog of the year was flown from the islands. Apparently it wasn’t at all well when found a week ago, but seems a perky little fellow now.

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