I’ve found an injured bird of prey- what do I do?

When you find a raptor that is obviously damaged or ill, then you need to try and catch it. Look for a cardboard box big enough to hold the bird. Place an old towel, piece of carpet in the bottom of the box to stop the injured bird sliding around. Punch some ventilation holes around the base of the box walls. Use another towel to catch the distressed bird by approaching it from behind and gently casting the towel over its body to cover its head. Then take it to a licensed rehabilitation centre as soon as possible. Raptor Rescue’s facilities are specifically for the needs of birds of prey. Call Ben on the Raptor Rescue Hotline,  082 35 90 900, for assistance.