Monday, 29 April 2013

Pigeons and Ducklings Progress

With Winter clinging on to the North of Scotland, the wildlife are still looking for food to get through the cold nights. The rescued pigeons have no such worries since they are indoors and being fed well. The paraplegic pigeon is still recovering after 6 weeks, the right leg is more stable and he is now able to not only fly around the house, but he even managed to fly back into his box which required a lot of skill. He sometimes sits at the window watching the pigeons in the garden and is keen to join them. I will let him go when the weather improves and feeding is abundant, where his chances of survival are at an optimum. When I found him paralysed and blood running from his beak, I was pretty sure he was a goner - yet again TLC and the will to live won the day.

As for Woody and Alan the two woodpigeons that I've had for 2 weeks, they are strengthening their wings and now look like two young woodpigeons. They have grown so fast and will soon be fledged. Short video below.

The 15 rescued mallard ducklings will be released this week into the river, hopefully now with a better chance of survival.

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