I did plan on writing a totally different blog, but it’ll have to wait.
Pete accidentally disturbed a Sprawk from killing its prey – a Feral Pigeon. As its injuries seemed to look minimal I decided to put it in a box where it could recover from shock - if it was in shock, obviously.
I decided to post on a forum asking for help, expecting someone to tell me if I should release it again rather than keeping it.
From what I could see there was a small amount of blood, only on its back. The breast seemed fine, but there did appear to be a large amount of feathers around.
It has some raspberries and some crumbed up bun, I’ll check tomorrow morning and hopefully it will have eaten something.
The plan is to try releasing it in the summer house to see if it’s able to fly, earlier when I checked on it, one wing was being held slightly lower than the other – but not dragged on the ground. I will check the wing before I allow it to try flying. If it is able to fly then I can leave the doors open to allow it to fly out as it wishes.
If it can’t fly…Well, I have no idea, we’ll have to try dealing with that if it happens.