Thursday, 12 September 2019

Making Friends


3 days ago I found this little guy in our garden, while it tried to get away from me it clearly could not fly. I could barely grab it before one of our dogs got hold of it, our spaniels have never hunted in their lives but they do unfortunately have a hunter instinct.


Not sure what to do with it I brought it between our two front doors, safe from our dogs but also a door between it and the street cats!
I brought some water and seeds but when I cam back for it an hour later 2 cats were looking at it right in front of our gate, and our dogs were looking at it from the other door, the poor thing didn't know what to do.


Fearing that the cats would make a meal out of it as it was already dark and they were lurking at it. I brought it to our laundry shed. Put a towel in one of the laundry baskets along with water and seeds and it slept in there the first night. The next day I had to go very early to the new house so I couldn't take it anywhere but I checked on it and it was now standing on a handle.


The next day I read that a broken wing could take anywhere from 2-4 weeks to heal and as our situation was not ideal I rang our vet who informed me that the directorate of national parks takes in birds and other wildlife and brings it to vets, so I brought it there, this is their lovely office, right in the park.


I had made a box with a wooden stick and air holes for better transportation, I hope it will recover fully. I still have no idea what kind of bird it is, if anyone knows, I'd love to know as well :) Thanks to someone on Instagram I now know that it is a female (or immature male) Eurasian Golden Oriole.


6 comments:

  1. Pretty bird. I believe she will be good.:) I believe it is she :))

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  2. I have taken quite a few birds to rescue centers too :/
    Could that one be a wagtail? Not that I know much about birds...

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    1. The Eastern yellow wagtail does look like it but this one is bigger and the coloring is slightly different. Funny enough they didn't even know it at the National Park, I don't think it is a bird that normally comes here as I've never seen one before.

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  3. When I was a kid we had found a bird like this. My dad called him Figeater we never found out what kind of bird it was. He was smart. Till he healed he was sitting watching tv. Really! He flew away when he got better. AriadnefromGreece!

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    1. It is a female Eurasian Golden Oriole :) Thanks to the internet!
      If we didn't have the dogs I would have neutered her to health but in our situation it would have been danerous and stressful for her while she needs to stay immobile for her wing to heal.

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  4. What a lovely bird! Happy it was you who found it, so it got a chance for a new life. :)

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