10 Year Member!
Platinum Tortoise Club
- Jan 23, 2008
- Location (City and/or State)
- Clovis, CA
I found a fledged blue (jay??) on the ground in Dudley's yard yesterday. As I have many cats, this baby wouldn't be long for this world. I put him on a tree branch, but he wouldn't stay. I hate this time of year for the birds' sake. The babies always seem to fledge before they can fly. My cats, however, love itGood evenooning all.
Monday started early as I covered a shift at the rescue from 7-10am. When I got home, we got stuck into chores. It’s Hedgehog Awareness Week in the UK and I had got some leaflets from the British Hedgehog Preservation Society about how to help them. I posted them at all the houses on the roads in our block... about 130. Initial results are encouraging. I had two people who happened to be outside their properties talk to me at length about what they could do and two nice emails too.
That night we saw something dreadfully sad on our camera. A hedgehog with no use of it back legs. I raced out in the rain and grabbed it and we boxed it.
I was back at the rescue for my regular shift early on Tuesday and took it with me, but as I feared had a broken back and it had to be put to sleep. There was no sign of open wounds so how the hedgehog got injured is a mystery.
At the rescue we are inundated with baby birds blown out of their nests in the recent high winds.
I fed everything from just hatched Song Thrushes which needed attention every 10 minutes to a near fledging Rook, our biggest crow species, that was about the size of duck! The Rook was lovely actually and very easy to feed. You just shovel it in him and then he suddenly goes to sleep for half an hour. It’s like those videos of very tired toddlers falling asleep in their high chair.
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Today has been cold and just got very wet. At least our pond is refilling.
In other news my Schlumberga as decided to flower. I have no idea what this one is. It has a very narrow leaf and doesn’t usually flower until June.
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