Another very busy day as more baby birds arrive at the centre. Firstly we had a baby pheasant brought to us. Sadly the local fox had took off with her parents and she was the only survivor from the nest. She is a fiesty little devil! She is feeding for herself which is a good sign, and hopefully we can keep her wild enough that she can be released when she is old enough.
Then we had a juvenile blackbird brought in (pictured below). Thankfully he has taken really well to being syringe fed. Sometimes they get stubborn and switch-off, due to fear presumably, but this guy is being good as gold. Once he is feeding for himself we will keep him in an outdoor aviary to weather off and go wild before being released. We actually have a blackbird who came in roughly the same age who is due for release very soon. Hopefully this little guy won't be too far behind!
Well done to all the people who are rescuing these young birds!