Flying North (again)

Sooner than expected, we made another trip up to Knoxwood yesterday morning, to relocated a fledgling buzzard found in Rochdale, a juvenile tawny owl with a broken wing (part-mended), and a pair of little owlets. Our grateful thanks to Kathy at Meltham Wildlife Rescue for caring for them in the interim, and for Knoxwood who have taken them on for their final stages of rehabilitation.


As well as the birds, we took a whole load of donated items from foodstuffs to help the birds (and save precious sanctuary funds), to items which can be sold in order to create same funds - all in order to help save and assist wild birds in distress.


I was pleased to see the staff at Knoxwood looking far healthier than on my last visit - you will recall they were swamped with casualties, which was stretching them to the absolute limit. Emma informed me that there was currently a break between baby bird broods - but that 'gap' was very much filled by the number of orphaned baby hedgehogs just now; something I am hearing from a large number of wildlife rescue sanctuaries just now.


The photo with this report is of our recently installed watermeadow feature on our watermeadow reserve at Wigton; this has been a great success and will be enlarged later this year. It is important to start small with any pond feature as they are easily enlarged, but can be hugely problematic if you make it too big to start with and need to make reparations afterwards - hence why we can easily 'tweak it' now as we see how things are settling. Our grateful thanks to George for organising these works, and managing both our Watermeadow and Field Reserves for us.


Please keep in mind that it is Knoxwood's Open Day on Sunday 6th August, and they very much need your support. We are hoping to attend ourselves on the day and would love to see you there.


Nigel

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