On the ground
near a large
window, overhead wires etc.
t has probably flown into the glass or an
obstruction and may be
Place it in a dark, ventilated box or cat carrier and keep it quiet and warm while you take it to a rescue centre.
Sometimes the bird will recover on the journey so after a check up it may be fit for you to take home and release.
Place the carrier on the ground in an open area, prop the door open and move away.
It may take a few minutes before the bird emerges and flies into the nearest big tree.
Ill or injured
Gently wrap the bird in a small
towel or cloth and take it to a rescue centre or vet in a cat basket or
Keep clear of the talons - there is comparatively little danger from the beak.
Keep the bird dark, warm and quiet, they are very nervous.
Young, on ground under tree
Nests are occasionally blown down
in bad weather and it is usually impossible to get them back to
They will have to go to a rescue centre or specialist to he hand reared.