Appeal to help feed birds rescued by Wild Bird Aid

Wild Bird Aid do some amazing work with rescued birds, but really need to help with funds in order to continue feeding the hungry families they’ve been looking after.

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The brilliant folks over at Wild Bird Aid have just issued an appeal for help.

They say,

“We are right in the middle of our busy summer season here at Wild Bird Aid, and have been rearing baby birds since the end of March.

“These babies (not to mention the many adult patients we have) need a lot of food! Our funds are now depleted – can you help us?”

Show your support
The team are inviting Islanders to make donations via the Total Giving page.

Without more support they cannot take in new casualties – every amount helps.

Thursday, 27th July, 2017 6:01pm

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YJC

Do Total Giving take any money out of the donations?

If possible I’d rather give something to Wild Bird Aid direct so they get the whole lot.

Is there a contact email or an address?

Sally Perry

Contact details are on their official Wild Bird Aid Website

temperance

Biggest help we can give wild birds is by not getting cats, please think before you do.

septua

Not all cats are enemies of birds. Our three love stalking them, but never make any attempt to catch them. The important thing is for pet-owners to have their animals neutered to stop unwanted kittens coming into the world.

tr2015

Dear Septua. just what do you think ‘stalking’ does to a bird? scares it rigid that’s what.
If you want to keep a cat, keep it indoors, well away from wild birds.

Caconym

***”just what do you think ‘stalking’ does to a bird? scares it rigid that’s what.”***

Please provide evidence to back up that assertion.

Birds are an entirely different class (Sauropsida) to you and I (Mammalia). They are actually more closely related to the crocodilians (both are Archosaurs) than to you or I, so anthropomorphism of their fear response is exceedingly dubious.

Caconym
Even the RSPB state that domestic cats have little effect on the UK bird population: ***” Despite the large numbers of birds killed, there is no scientific evidence that predation by cats in gardens is having any impact on bird populations UK-wide. This may be surprising, but many millions of birds die naturally every year, mainly through starvation, disease, or other forms of predation. There is evidence… Read more »
tr2015

clearly you don’t live where I do. Felines here will pounce on anything, feathered or furry.
I look aghast at people who complain their little pussies are forever bringing home dead ‘tokens of affection’!
Give me a cat free garden any day.

Caconym
The point behind the RSPB article is that predation has little impact on bird populations. Cats doing what cats naturally do is of little consequence. I’ve had a number of cats over time, some hunted, some did not. I don’t, actually, recall any of them bringing in any birds, mostly rodents. Our current moggie is quite happy to sit in the sun watching birds. I guess he… Read more »
YJC

Thanks Sally.

Excellent website!

(Wild Bird Aid)

Sally Perry

You’re welcome – they are wonderful people, doing great work.