Blackbird

BLACKBIRD ARRIVAL

Extensive injuries following a bizarre occurance.

She was dropped by a Hawk onto Katja’s car.

Noel kindly brought her in quickly after the incident but she had deep puncture wounds and no use of her legs.  I treated her for shock, stabilised the legs and treated her wounds.

After a couple of days she started to move her left leg and began eating with enthusiasm.

Gradually the movement returned in both legs and she was able to stretch out her toes and then was able to perch.

We had a few days of warm sunny weather so I put her cage in an aviary so that she could see and hear other birds in order to keep her spirits up.

After a few days I was able to put her in the aviary and she was flying and navigating with no problem at all.

BLACKBIRD RECOVERING

She is now back in the wild.