Bashed Up Blackbird

This (possibly fledgling) female blackbird appeared in our garden this morning. We didn’t pay a whole lot of attention to her until this afternoon when we realised she was still in residence and was not, apparently, capable of flying any distance. We then noticed that she had a damaged leg and was scraping her beak on the floor. She was eating plenty of slugs and we put out a handful of seed which she gobbled up.

After a call to the RSPCA we went out with a box to capture her…and she flew off, clearly recuperated enough following whatever had happened to her to now leave without difficulty.

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