Oak & Furrows, Blakehill Nature Reserve, Malmesbury Rd, Leigh, Cricklade, Wiltshire, SN6 6RA. Telephone: 01793 751412

One of our young fawns enjoying some TLC.

Young fawns require specialist care and stay with us until they are fully grown and ready to be released.

''Hello, where is my dinner?!''

We often have sick, injured or underweight hedgehogs in our care, especially over the winter when they should be hibernating.

The best food to leave out for hedgehogs in your garden is cat or dog food, meal worms or specially formulated hedgehog food. Remember do not feed them bread, milk or fishy food as this will upset their stomachs.

Many of our littlest babies need a very gentle, patient hand to take over from mum.

Feeding, cleaning and keeping them warm is not as easy as it looks but always worth the effort.

''Whoooo's that coming in my cage?''

Owls and birds of prey do not welcome close contact so we always try to be as hands off as possible whilst giving them a safe environment to recover in.

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Oak and Furrows Wildlife Rescue
Blakehill Nature Reserve
Malmesbury Road
Leigh
Cricklade
Wiltshire
SN6 6RH
Telephone: 01793 751412
E-mail: info@oandf.co.uk

Registered Charity Number: 1115926

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Earlier this week we rescued 2 cygnets that had lost their parents and 6 other siblings. The swans always have a family on this river every year so we knew where the parents would be. One of the drivers was going out every day searching for the family but unfortunately there was no luck as the river was big and could only get to it in different areas. But finally yesterday two of the team went out with the 2 cygnets in desperate search as we were hoping it wouldn't be too late incase the parents wouldn't accept them. But after 2 hours of searching we finally found the parents and the 6 other cygnets and they were all re united ☺️👍 ...

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Here at the centre we are now caring for over 30 baby birds that are being fed every hour and there are definitely more to come. These were brought into us because of various reasons; they were either cat/dog victims, their nest was destroyed due to a a tree being chopped down, the bird was injured or they had fallen from nest and couldn't be put put back in. Here are a few piccies of the bird patients we have in ☺ ...

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Oak and Furrows Wildlife Rescue Centre, Blakehill Nature Reserve, Cricklade I’m guessing many of you have done it. Found an ailing fledgling, injured bird, poorly hedgehog, or otherwise hapless and/or damaged member of Mother Nature’s Wildlife Community. You wanted to help. But didn’t know what to do… Well, that’s where the wonderful Oak and Furrows…

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Gideon the pigeon was in quite a state, he’d injured his foot by perching on some barbed wire. Luckily the kind humans had found him hobbling near a road and taken him to Oak & Furrows Wildlife Rescue centre. “What have they done with my foot? It feels all stiff” Gideon nervously wonders to himself.…

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do with a baby bird found on the ground?

This will depend on a number of factors: Is it possible to put it back into its nest? Are the parents around? Is it a very active fledgeling(difficult to catch)? Is it injured? The answer to these questions will dictate the advice given. Generally speaking we do not wish to take any animal out of the wild unless absolutely necessary. Call the Centre 01793 751 412 for specific advice.

What should I do if I find a hedgehog out in the day time?

Hedgehogs are nocturnal so seeing one out in the day it normally a sign we need to intervene. If at all possible, gently pick up the hedgehog, use a towel or gloves to protect your hands. Put the hedgehog into a box/pet carrier with some bedding (a towel or shredded newspaper), the hedgehog will need to be kept warm. Call the Centre 01793 751412 and we will be able to give directions for you to bring in or provide further advice.

I have found a fawn on its own, what should I do?

Adult deer hide there babies while they are out grazing, they will often leave them for hours but check on them to feed or move them. If the fawn is uninjured, curled up, away from a road, then it is almost certainly best to leave it undisturbed. Please call us for specific advice, it may need to be checked again later to see if it has moved but staying with it will prevent the parent from returning. If the fawn is injured we will need to intervene.