Monday, 6 July 2015

7 Days not very Wild - Day 5 - 5 July 2015


7 Days not very Wild - Trying to do something wild each day


My idea is that sometimes even if we look for that great wild thing in nature, it can be hard to find because of all sorts of reasons mainly to do with humans destroying the world.

Having celebrated the nature we can find for 30 days, I wanted to highlight the nature I couldn't find for 7 days, sort of as a warning that things aren't just hunky dory.



Day 5 - A lost baby bird

Sunday lunch time a friend of my mum Sherry got in touch. Her son Tye and his girlfriend had been looking after a House Martin chick that had fallen out of it's nest at her house in another village in the Chew Valley.

They had some nests by their roof but nowhere they could reach.  The chick had been on the patio.  Nature would have allowed for this kind of thing to happen with the parent seeing the chick, picking it up and returning it to the nest. However, this is not just not possible.  With the number of domestic cats around, the chick would not have stood a chance even for half an hour.

Chicks this young are unlikely to survive.  Even if we can keep it alive until it fledges, what then? They are still fed by the parents after they fledge.

So that is my issue impacting wildlife for day 5 which causes big problems for all kinds of wildlife, domestic cats.  Not happy with breeding and increasing our own numbers to the extent that the earth can not support us, we keep huge numbers of predators as pets as well.



Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig feeding a rescued House Martin chick
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig



Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig making a nest for a rescued House Martin chick
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig

 Rescued House Martin chick
Photograph taken by and copyright 
Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig




Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig feeding a rescued House Martin chick
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig


About the Writer




Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig on Scilly
Photograph taken by and copyright Chris Craig 




Mya-Rose Craig is a 13 year old young birder, conservationist, writer and speaker. She is based near Bristol and writes the successful Birdgirl Blog, with posts about birding and conservation from around the world. She is looking forward to going Mountain Gorilla Trekking in East Africa in the summer and watching Penguins in Antarctica in December 2015, which will be her 7th continent. She has recently been listed with the singer songwriter George Ezra and actress Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones as one of Bristol's most influential young people. Please like her Birdgirl Facebook Page and follow her on Birdgirl Twitter





















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