I have found an injured bird. What shall I do?
For most injured birds, place them gently in a box lined with kitchen paper towel or newspaper and keep them quiet, dark and indoors at room temperature. It may be that the bird is in shock and this will help its successful recovery. If the bird is more seriously injured, this will also reduce stress until you can get advice or help from an experienced bird rescue or rehabber. The box needs to be covered, so that the bird can’t escape. However, by covering the box, make sure the box itself and the lid is well ventilated. If you have found a bird, which might be able to potentially harm you, like a heron, gannet or bird of prey, then please don’t attempt to restrain and capture then bird. Please call an experienced wildlife rescue or rehabber immediately, and wait with the animal until trained and experienced help arrives.