Wildlife care: what to do if you find an injured or abandoned bird in your garden

At this time of year, it’s common to find injured or abandoned birds. At our vet clinic just now, somebody arrives every day holding a small bird, and asking us to help them. People often do the wrong thing, and the birds die as a result. I’ve recorded a podcast explaining the best steps to take, but essentially, there is one simple thing to do.

Visit an excellent website – IrishWildlifeMatters – where you can click on a flow chart, answering questions about the bird you’ve found, and you’ll be guided to the right thing to do for the creature in your care.

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