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



May 4th 2014

We’ve just had a busy weekend with a First Aid for Wildlife training day on Saturday, attended by 10 very enthusiastic people, and a training day for 30 vet students from Edinburgh today. We were delighted to put our new classroom to good use. it has made the training days so much easier to run.

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We have 5 fox cubs in care now, a much lower number than usual by this time of year. Let’s hope that means that fox families are growing up without any problems. Our oldest blackbird chicks are ready for an aviary, but more have taken their place in the hospital. One blackbird chick arrived icy cold, with a nasty wound right across his throat. He was less than a week old, naked and we didn’t think he would survive. As you can see he is thriving, has a good appetite and growing feathers now.P1030148 - Copy

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