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Young Bird Sickness – the Autumn intake

This is a condition affecting Pigeons and Doves that has had devastating effects in wildlife centres around the UK over the last 2 – 3 years, particularly during the Autumn months. It is a combined sickness consisting of both virus and bacteria and is transmitted by air, dust and contact between birds. Symptoms are varied [...]

By | August 9th, 2017|Rehabber News|Comments Off on Young Bird Sickness – the Autumn intake

Lysine Deficiency – the cause of the decline in Sparrows?

Over the decade and more that I have been taking in and rearing baby birds, I have noticed and recorded a lot of changes in the species I care for, notably the decline in Greenfinch numbers seen in rescue centres, the times of year that certain illness and ailments are waxing and waning, the calcium [...]

By | August 9th, 2017|Rehabber News|Comments Off on Lysine Deficiency – the cause of the decline in Sparrows?


In October, I was amazed to be one of ten people picked for an IFAW Award for 2015. These prestigious awards are sponsored by Express Newspapers and the awards are held at the House of Lords. More about the Winners can be found here. I am not someone who is comfortable with attention, so to [...]

By | June 14th, 2016|News|Comments Off on IFAW AWARDS 2015

Bats affected by roofing materials

This little Pipistrelle Bat came in via the RSPCA! He had woken up from hibernation with some sort of hair or fibres around one wing which meant that he couldn't stretch the wing out. As a result, he couldn't fly and ended up on the ground where he got very cold. The fibres were removed, [...]

By | March 1st, 2015|News, Rehabber News|Comments Off on Bats affected by roofing materials

Red Kite Released

This beautiful Red Kite was found by the side of a road in August 2014. Thinking he had been hit by a car, our Trustee Claire dashed out to collect him. We subsequently found that this was not the case but that the bird has very advance Frounce, a parasitic disease of the throat, which [...]

By | October 14th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Red Kite Released

Rare Bird brought in

This fabulous little Bird, a Wryneck, was brought in to us after it was found huddled on a pavement in Blackfriars Lane, London and taken to a vets in Hertfordshire. The little bird appeared to be suffering from a head trauma and so, was given a steroid injection plus covering antibiiotic and fluids. He soon [...]

By | August 14th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Rare Bird brought in