We all know March is the month of spring. Flowers begin to appear, the weather starts to warm up a little and the different species start to reproduce. This is the time when RIAS receives hundreds of baby animals. Mammals like rabbits, bats, weasels and hedgehogs make up a small percentage; however, the majority are baby birds, including swallows, swifts, blackbirds, owls and sparrows.
Sometimes they are found unable to fly well and seem lost or abandoned. Your first impulse may be to help the young bird but, in the great majority of cases, it doesn’t need your help.
So … how to know when you should interfere?
Here’s a schematic we design to help you decide what to do.