robins are rescued after 192 mile journey nesting in trailer
baby robins who travelled 192 miles in a trailer are being cared
for by animal carers at Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre near
long-distance babies came all the way to Glastonbury from Warrington,
near Liverpool, before the driver realised he was carrying the
Dalton from Compton Commercials in Glastonbury told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We had to go and collect two of our trailers from Warrington,
near Liverpool. We brought them back to Glastonbury, and when
we were giving the trailer a safety inspection I could hear cheeping.
I looked down and saw a little bird on the floor, and thought
'What are you doing there?'"
put him in a box, but then I could still hear cheeping from the
trailer! So I looked inside, and up on the crossmember by the
fifth wheel there was a nest of baby birds. Theyd come all
the way from Warrington to Glastonbury in the chassis of our trailer
a 4 hour, 192 mile journey!"
took the nest out carefully, and contacted Secret World Wildlife
Rescue, near Highbridge in Somerset, who have taken the birds
in. Sometimes we find old nests in our vehicles but weve
never found a nest full of baby birds before!"
robins - which have been named named John, Paul, George and Ringo
- cannot be returned to their parents now so are being reared
at Secret World in East Huntspill.
Hebdon, of Secret Worlds animal care team, is caring for
the orphans and said: "They can fly a bit now and Im
encouraging them to feed themselves. All being well, they will
be with us for a couple of weeks, spending some time in an outside
aviary before they are ready to be released back into the wild."
so glad that Barry cared enough to save these young birds and
that he knew he could call us for help. Were here 24/7 for
orphaned and injured wildlife, and were getting busier
thats why weve launched an urgent appeal. Please support
us and make sure were always here for baby birds like these
robins, and any wild animal who needs us."
The baby robins are being cared for at Secret World Wildlife Rescue
(photo: Marlies Hebdon)