Thursday, 24 May 2012
They came here in ones and twos and were reared on together.
They so love to be out in a natural space and dabbled and swam in the pond. Within 30 minutes they were hiding and behaving just as wild ducks do, wonderful.
Over a week has gone by and all 4 are looking well and thriving.
The N.Y.Police are looking into the reasons they were removed from their nest.
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
I had an early one which was ringed and released earlier this week.
Friday, 11 May 2012
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
This little stoat came in with a nicked ear, still blind and needing warmth and lots of food.
She's doing well.
The parent birds are usually about but walkers pick them up and bring them in . They should rear well but would be far better off parent reared .
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
A long distance summer visitor was found floored last night by a dog walker close to home. This adult swift was wet through and being closely watched by the local cat population. The bird arrived here this morning , weighing 47g.It had dried out overnight and was tube fed with critical care.It flitted across the kitchen and looked bright and alert.
So off into the back field for release. Swifts cannot take off from the ground , their little legs are too short for them to gain momentum. Swifts have to be enthusiastically thrown into the air to return them to the element they are most at home in. So it was with this one , off it went wide and high , spectacular !