News from the hospital

September 25, 2018 4:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

After the disappointment of the Red Kite in our last hospital report, the last few days have continued to be extremely difficult. We have had several birds that have been admitted with most horrific of injuries, which we have sadly not been able to save. These have included a Tawny Owl, Buzzard, Kestrel and a Marsh Harrier, all resulting from road traffic accidents. We also have a Barn Owl at our vets which is having surgery for a double fracture of the wing, so we are hoping for some success with her. Amongst all the disappointment there has been some rays of hope, with two beautiful young barn owl chicks that have been rescued from a farm where they have nested in the chimney. Unfortunately, it is too dangerous to return them to the nest, so we will bring them on and release them soon.  Updates on those next time. Our last group of juveniles, the orphaned tawny owls, rescued earlier in the year, have gone to their release site today where they will stay for a couple of weeks before going back into the wild. Look at the photograph below and see how many you can spot! News on those, and all our other juveniles to follow as and when they go.