So I'm not a birdy type of person and it's a good job the bird I'm querying about is a blue tit or I'd not know what it is, but anyway.....
So sat on my step this morning wuth the dog having a cup of tea when I notuce 3 blue tits scuffling 10 feet from me. I at first thought it was just about mating rights as I've noticed the ducks are chasing each other constantly at the moment and thst looks like jealousy so...... however it turned out this little fella on the floor was actually not really fighting back and was being pecked really viciously by the other two, he was completely submissive so I jumped up, put the dog inside and went over to help it.
It allowed me to pick it up without any struggle at all, so figured he's very sick, or just glad to be out of that situation.
I quickly shouted on my daughter to get a box and make a nest out if toilet roll, which she did and is where he's now relaxing in darkness.
I've dropped a couple of drops of water onto his beak with a dropper and he's just sitting there. Heart looks like its pounding heavy. He has lost hair on his forehead and he looks like one of his eyes is in a bad way.
Nature is very cruel and I hate finding things like this as you feel obligated to do the right thing for it, however it's a bird. If it was a dog I'd beable to help but this is beyond me.
So can anyone tell me what to do. I'm prepared to drive it anywhere within reason if there is a place to take it. I'm from Northumberland. Or is there a standard process for this kind of thing. I'd like to give the little fella a fighting chance but have no idea it this is a baby, an OAP or the runt of a litter or somesuch.
Can anyone help me please, I'm completely clueless?
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