Posted 05 November 2011 - 09:49 PM
well actually i might not have saved it...
my gf and i were walking at a park, and there was this little bird struggling to fly, it flew into my gf's dog, luckily the dog didnt react, but as we approached it to see if it was ok, it clearly wasn't, it was trying to fly away but couldn't fly higher then a few cms and longer than 50cms, we rang a native wildlife emergency hotline, told them everything and asked what to do, they said it might have a brain trauma and to take it to a 24 hour vet, so i caught it (extremely gently of course) then we took it to the vet in a cardboard box covered by a hand towel.
about 15 minutes after we left, we got a call saying it was ok to pick up, and we could come tomorrow morning, so we got it the next morning and took it back to the same spot we found it, and it could fly a lot higher and further than before, the vet said there was nothing wrong, but we did what the emergency hotline said, so fuck knows... tried to do the right thing.
it's possible if we left it there that night it could've been killed by a cat, it would have been very easy prey, so perhaps we did save it's life.
we also picked some bottle brush and scattered it around where we left it so hopefully it didnt starve, though there were also heaps of berries around as well.
they said it was also possible it had been clipped by a car which would explain the head trauma, and indeed there was a road only 2/3 meters from where we first saw it.