A problem shared is a problem 'quartered'...



Today saw a long day of driving; starting off from the Home Reserve in Rochdale where I have been accumulating bric-a-brac and Christmas gifts for Knoxwood’s fundraisers, and foodstuffs to help both their and our residents through the winter weather.


Next on the list was to call at Meltham Wildlife Rescue at Huddersfield to collect a Raven which they had nursed back to health but didn’t have the room for its final stages of rehabilitation.


Onwards to Rochdale Hedgehog Rescue to collect two further birds which Knoxwood had offered a permanent home for. Then, a long drive in glorious autumnal weather up to Wigton, calling in to admire our amazing Watermeadow Reserve along the way (pictured).


I was warmly welcomed by George, Emma and Glen (along with a host of different residents!), and the birds swiftly admitted to their care. A welcome cuppa and chat, and unloading of all the donated items,  then it was time to return home – but not before having a brief chat with Silver our Hooded Crow...I really must look up his exact age sometime; I reckon he must be 26 years old at least!


My grateful thanks to all the sanctuaries for their efforts in wildlife welfare; it is through working together that we can help even more wild birds in distress than we each already do on an individual basis.


Nigel

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