I have a baby fledgling swallow on the ground - the parents are nearby and keep swooping down to check - but, I had read somewhere that a swallow should never be on the ground and will fledge and fly immediately??
Should I be worried? Should I do anything to help it?
It looks perfectly happy hopping on the ground - but, I am unsure as to what to do - can someone please offer me any advice?
With many thanks!
Some advice on this RSPCA link which may help ... www.rspca.org.uk/.../swiftsandswallows Or you could contact http://helpwildlife.co.uk/ to find help in your area
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I keep reading in all different uk websites that swallows cannot take off from the ground so am wondering if yours has been predated? Would be glad to hear differently!
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