Skip to content

Looking after wildlife

July 11, 2011

I’ve just spent 20 minutes rescuing a bird – a baby woodpecker, I think.
We have a bird-box on a tree in our back garden but the local cats kept climbing up to investigate, which obviously scared the birds away. So I got some old fruit netting and arranged it around the trunk to stop them climbing up.
This evening, as I was doing some pruning, I spotted a wriggling shape in the netting. I think it had tried to force its way through the holes in the netting which were, of course, much too small.
So I ran for a pair of gloves, a craft knife and nail scissors. Boy, did he struggle and use that pointed beak on my gloves, but eventually he was able to fly off.
Good deed done for the day.

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: