Had a great afternoon at my local wildlife hospital – today I was in charge of feeding and cleaning out the birds!
First job: feed all of the babies!
We feed them waxworms – to closely replicate what they would be fed in the wild! Most of these juveniles have come in after they fell out of the nest or their nest was disturbed.
This guy has to be my favourite! He was such a little squawker but so cute!!
Second job: clean out and feed the doves and pigeons
You wouldn’t believe how many pigeons and doves wildlife hospitals get – the numbers are ridiculous!
Last job: seagulls!
I hadn’t done gulls before so these were fun! Although they are quite feisty – one pecked me on the lip and I can’t tell you how much it hurt!!
These two enjoyed some fresh water to clean themselves with! And thankfully I had a mask on, because oh my gosh the smell!
Volunteering at wildlife hospitals/ rescues is such a great way to get hands on experience! And it’s also amazing knowing you are helping these birds and animals on their journey back to the wild!