And It All Ends in Tears

  I feel so guilty that I've struggled to write this update, it feels as if I'm admitting my criminal irresponsibility and negligence to the world.  And you know where to find me.  Did you know that it is a criminal offence to release either a hand reared or a casualty animal when it doesn't... Continue Reading →

More Breaking News

We think Rocky (unsurprisingly) and Birdie were the first out of the 'nest'.  Birdie suddenly seemed to put a sprint on and overtake his more developed siblings this last week. Sneaky has also flown now. Yes, three of them are out! They have flown out to the magnolia tree in a neighbour's garden.  Funny enough,... Continue Reading →

Birdy Rights, Wrongs and What Ifs

Intervention is a funny word, there’s a hint of positivity in it, as though you are somehow nobly going to the rescue, preventing something by your action.  Yet intervention is a dirty word.  You should never intervene in nature. But like most things in life, it’s not that black and white.  Man has a certain... Continue Reading →

Parenting Issues

I think we have teenagers in the house.  You can recognise the signs.  Teenagers come in various distinctive forms but teenagers they are.  There are the ones who pull their hair across their faces, who skulk in the corners and deep recesses of life and who are awkward in their shyness.  That’s Rocky.  Dependent but... Continue Reading →

Birdy Bulletin

There’re dangers in getting ‘too attached’.  But how can you avoid attachment?  Care is what motivated you to take action in the first place, to get involved.  Care is motivated by respect and interest in another being, whether that being is on the same scale as yourself or not.  Attachment is just when that care... Continue Reading →

Progress Report

Me I am not an hysteric, I just don't like the dentist.  At all.  I died.  I'm sure.  And have had my face, skull and jaw completely reshaped courtesy of some wrestling moves by the dentist guy, that's why they make you wear those safety goggles you know, so that they can spend an hour... Continue Reading →

Famous Five

It is late and there are plenty of other things going on in my life and in my head but I promised to keep you all updated with my feathered foster children. Sneaky seemed to have magically deflated this morning.  He's only heaviest by 1 g.  Maybe it was like a defense thing or something. ... Continue Reading →

And Then There Were Four

Yesterday I said how we were a little bit worried how Manky was always being left on his own but by late evening they had bonded nicely and were all huddling together.  Three little blue tits wedged together at one of a loo roll tube! They wake with the dawn and are immediately hungry.  From... Continue Reading →

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