Tweet Tweetums Tweet!

I was asked if I could help this little bird – a baby oystercatcher, whose mother was tragically eaten by a cat.

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This tiny wee thing started well – eating enthusiastically earthworms that I had dug up and chirping along happily.  He seemed strong.

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But when we came home this evening, having delivered two uncooperative horses for their Simmer Dim (longest day) ride tomorrow, little Tweetums was less chirpy and a bit flop-bot.

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I have been given some paste stuff by the vet to feed him and, after a little cuddle as well as this paste stuff, Little Tweetums perked again.

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At the moment, LT is sitting in a cardboard box on top of a hot water bottle in a large barrel in the kitchen near the Rayburn  There is a lid on (protection from Wu) and I have popped my iPhone in playing English birdsong (thank you YouTube).

Apparently Oystercatcher youngsters are notorious for being very difficult to raise.  Death seems their only friend but Floss and I will do our best but we are not holding our breath.

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On a good note, though, Tweet (the original – a carrion crow I rescued while staying with my mother) has made a friend in his wildlife sanctuary south.  His wing bones are healing very well so he may be released back into the wild soon.  I hope he has a future.

So healing vibes please for Tweet No 2.  Things are not looking too good at the moment but I will do my very best for him.

8 thoughts on “Tweet Tweetums Tweet!

  1. Linda K

    Sending more healing vibes for this little chick. He’s in the best place he could be at the moment. Happy to hear Tweet has recovered.

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