Injured Jackdaw

I wondered if I could get some advice. We have a pair of jackdaws visit our garden for food and yesterday found one of them with what appears to be a broken wing. It's very lively and moving about in our trees, coming down for food and water. It's really difficult to catch but just wondered what we should do, as it must be in some pain. Its partner was with it yesterday, not sure where it was most of today as we couldn't see it and the other jackdaw was also looking for it but then it just appeared this evening for food and water and is now back in the uppermost part of our tallest tree.
  • I have contacted someone who has experience with rescued Corvids but unfortunately she can't post until tomorrow ... however she has suggested you contact helpwildlife.co.uk for their advice & details of a wildlife hospital in your area!  Do hope you can get assistance for this poor bird!

     

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  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    Thanks Wendy, I'll look out for the post tomorrow. In the meantime I'll check out your link and hopefully get some help for it.

  • In reply to CharlotteF1928955926:

    Good luck Charlotte & do let us know how you get on!

     

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  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    I'm struggling!  I have called various wildlife rescue centres from the link you sent to me but so far I have yet to get past an answer machine. I have left my details too but no one has called me back yet, will keep trying but no success so far.  

  • In reply to CharlotteF1928955926:

    Hello Charlotte

    You say the Jackdaw is coming down for food and water and was back in the highest part of the tree, is it still able to fly?

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  • In reply to Alan.:

    If all else fails in trying to contact someone ring the RSPCA and if the bird can be caught they should help

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  • In reply to CharlotteF1928955926:

    How disappointing & frustrating for you Charlotte, I know that these wildlife places are so very busy & maybe there are people on holiday!  Do think it worth waiting until early evening in case that is when there is time to answer peoples' questions!

    What part of the country are you?

     

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  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    The problem is, as you've found, that if a bird has enough mobility it's pretty much impossible to catch :( If the bird has some flight, or even if it doesn't, it may just be something like a sprained shoulder which will heal in time. Even a break will heal eventually although it might not heal correctly for flight. I think you're going to struggle to get hold of it, and unless you can get through to someone who can offer help, the best thing to do would just be to make sure it has easy access to food and water and monitor it.

    A closed mouth gathers no foot.

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    Hi Birder!  It can't fly, however, it can kind of jump and use it's wings to help it land ok.  The trees are easily climbable for a bird of that size that can partially use its wings, we have a compost bin next to the Damson tree and it jumps on there before climbing up the tree until the branches reach across to our young Sycamore. The bad wing is hanging though like when a person dislocates their arm.  

  • In reply to CharlotteF1928955926:

    Thanks Maisie, that looks like being the best solution for now.