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Valentino Released

Valentino Released

I'm pleased to say that Valentino was successfully released last night. We watched as he circled above getting his bearings, and then he flew away. Valentino was found on the evening Feb.14th, at the bottom of a church wall. He was underweight, cold and frightened. ...

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Years Firsts

Years Firsts

Yesterday, saw our first housemartin. Heard our first cuckoo. And this a.m introduced myself to Berry's firstborn. As mum was taking a break and resting in a different area, I took the opportunity to quickly weigh and check that all was well. The pup is a little boy...

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A little leg

A little leg

I was checking on our mum and pup before going to bed last night and was delighted to find that pup was partly visible. Mum was tucked up under the bedding and 'little one' unfortunately kept her head out of sight and close to mum throughout.  Using my head torch, I...

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Looking perkier

Looking perkier

Berry looking much perkier tonight. She doesn't appear to have moved from her heatmat, but as her food bowl is empty each morning and she has groomed herself, I am now reassured that she is coping well with being a new mummy.  The pair of them seem to have a favourite...

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Sleepy Berry

Sleepy Berry

I was hoping the weather would warm up enough for me to release my winter bat rescues, but the past weeks and nights have been 2-4C, and far too cold for bat release. In anticipation of the warmer temperatures; a couple of nights ago I started test flying my rescues...

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Beehive

Beehive

A few weeks ago I rescued a beehive! I've always loved the look of them and it's old and in need of repair, and was going to be ditched.  I arrived home all excited and said those magic words: "You'll never guess what I found today?" Brian's face as always was a...

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April Bats

April Bats

Tip of the Month Containers in any shape or form are death traps. Any animal or bird looking for a drink can easily become trapped in a water-filled container as there is no way of escape for them. Bats and birds will also sadly die if they fall into an open vessel...

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BAT CARE COSTS – 2022

BAT CARE COSTS – 2022

A non-slip dish for tasty mealworm dinners, plus a hygrometer to monitor humidity inside each bat flexarium. A heartwarming sight....an empty bat food bowl. This type of dish prevents would-be escapees and is also easy for bats to climb in and out of when feeding,...

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Goldie on the move

Goldie on the move

Good to see our featherless, dog-attacked chook is feeling better. Goldie has ventured out of the nest box of her own accord and is pecking around the garden with the moorhen. Hope she doesn't get chilled. Not so warm out there today. April 2nd She was out again with...

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Mayhem Part. 2.

Mayhem Part. 2.

I despair. I received a call from a third party re: a blue tit stuck in an unlit wood burner. Apparently, the bird had fallen into a chimney pot, down the flue, but I was told that it hadn't been there for any length of time, so I advised to just release it. It later...

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Spring has sprung

It has been an emotional roller-coaster ride this week what with our chook needing multiple stitches after being dog attacked on Monday, and a charred blue tit arriving on our doorstep - sadly too late to help the poor little thing. Twixt the mayhem, we thankfully had...

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