Sunday, 4 July 2010

Rehabilitation of red kite chick a success

Pictured here is the Red Kite Chick we had in for rehabilitation. Sheep wool had become wound tightly around this chicks leg and had caused it to loose its use. 

 Having finished its course of pain killers and antibiotics the chick was now walking well (no doubt happy to have no more injections),  so it was taken back to the vet, for a final appraisal, before being put back into the nest from which it had first been rescued.

Its always a good feeling when the work brings success.

The same could not be said of another red kite chick that Tony Cross brought to the farm. This one too had had wool tightly wound around a leg but had not been found in time and infection had set in. Having been seen by the vet the decision was made to put it to sleep to prevent more suffering and distress.

Colin Horlock (usually seen here on Friday and Saturday) will be feeding tomorrow (Monday) as I've an appointment in Hereford for 3pm!

 The recent sunshine has meant that I've been able to capture more images of these beautiful birds in flight like this one.. 

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