Baby birds saved by Secret World Wildlife Rescue
PUBLISHED: 11:00 09 June 2018
Secret World Wildlife Rescue
Volunteers and staff at an animal rescue charity teamed up to help a flock of ‘vulnerable’ baby birds.
Secret World Wildlife Rescue, which is based in East Huntspill, took in a large group of rescued birds, with many of them needing around the clock feeding.
The charity has seen an increase of bird admissions recently as people trim hedges and trees in the spring.
Head of animal care Laura Benfield said: “A lot of patience is required when feeding the baby birds which can vary in size and species.
“They all have different diets too. We are very grateful for the support from our team of volunteers.
“Once fledged, young birds move out on to the branches even though they are not able to fly yet.
“The first days are spent building up muscle and learning how to fly. This is when the youngsters are most vulnerable.”
Once strong enough, the birds will be put in the charity’s aviaries and released back into the wild.