Sunday, June 24, 2012

Hard landing

Most baby birds take to flying quite well but the landings are something else. This is PIP, probably around 12 weeks old who found himself in a rather precarious position yesterday. He was caught up in a barbwire fence which can be devastating. Naturally he fought to get free and he did but he took some hardware with him.

Caught up in the feathers on the leading edge of his left wing was a barb from the fence. How it came undone is beyond me but both points and the twisted wire in between were stuck near his elbow. The bad news is that the remaining barbs in the fence cut his wing up pretty bad. Luckily there are no broken bones but it will take some time to see if there is muscle and tendon damage.

He's a fiesty little bird so attitude make carry the day.

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