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Video of Tawny frogmouth juvenile in care by Sharon McGrigor




A Tawny tale

By Barbara Wilkins


What is wrong with our little tawnies?

We are finding them lost, injured or scrawny

Hit by big 10 wheelers or by small cars

Found dazed and confused, seeing stars


Hospital cages are chock a block

Aviaries are stretched – full to the top

Hotline busy coping with calls

Bird team trying to manage it all


Vets doing the bandaging and patching

Rescuers travelling for bird / carer matching

Here’s hoping that within a few days

All our beautiful tawnies will be safely flying away


Updated March 2021  

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