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Beeston Buzzard Rescue

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The following report has come in from Jane Hedgecoe:

"My husband John Hedgecoe spotted the buzzard yesterday morning when out in our field opposite the house close to Beeston Castle. It was clearly struggling to fly. We called the RSPB who put us onto Lower Moss Wood Wildlife Hospital.

We took it some water and managed to keep it secure in the hedge until Ian, the hospital's bird expert, came to capture it. Whilst waiting for him to arrive we had a marvellous experience as two more buzzards came circling above us clearly looking for their youngster.

On examination and from the smell of the bird, Ian thought he was suffering as a result of having been feeding on worms picked up from slurry. He was very dehydrated too. Ian took him off to the hospital where he hopes to make the bird well again following which he will be returned to the field to be released. We named him Hedgie having been rescued from the hedge."

We hope Jane can inform us in due course that this heart-warming story has a successful ending.

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