Injured and baby birds
After this, you need to contact a relevant welfare group for further information and assistance. Please note, as a conservation organisation, the RSPB will not be able to assist with a bird that needs veterinary or captive care. Other organisations are set out to perform this function.
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If you find an injured bird
Before handling an injured bird, you should consider the benefits of treatment against the stress of the experience.
Finding baby birds
It's common in spring and summer to find young birds sitting on the ground or hopping about without any sign of parents.
It is natural to feel that a bird, however seriously injured, must be given a chance of life.
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