...and breathe!

August 1, 2022

Well, here we are pretty much at the end of yet another extremely busy baby bird season. Yes, there are still a few nestlings around (mainly wood pigeons as pictured in this report), and of course the migratory birds such as the house martins and swallows. The swifts have already started their migration southbound in many areas.

I have seen many wildlife rescues suffering real hardship this year with the knock-on effect of the Pandemic; very limited numbers of volunteers and of those good volunteers whom had to be restricted due to space limitations/regulations ... many have found 'new interests' and not returned to helping save those wild bird lives.

A further knock-on effect of this means the Sanctuaries having to limit their own intakes so they can cope with the number of staff/volunteers now available, and thus in June/July of this year I have seen more rescues 'closed to new admittances' than for a long long time. Hopefully as August proceeds, this will ease as the young birds progress, then we can get back to sorting out the walking wounded and once again collectively return huge numbers back to the wild.

Many thanks to you all for your continued support of Three Owls.



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