Friday, March 23, 2012


Hello friends,

Last night my daughter heard a lot of noise coming from inside the chimney in her bedroom.
Dust came through the gap near the grate... in to the room.
We know we couldn't manage whatever was in there...

So, we called Nigel from Nigel's Animal Rescue to sort out the problem for us.
And this is the result...

A Female Magpie had fallen down the chimney and could not get out.

Nigel checked her wings to make sure there was no damage, fortunately there was none.

Here is a short video of the Magpie rescue. ( Requires Adobe Flash to see video)

He then took her to the kitchen where he gently washed the soot from her beak and face and gave her a drink which she loved.
We then set her free outside. She sat quietly on Nigel's hand for a few minutes before flying off in to the night.

If you look at Nigel's site you can see the extraordinary work and rescues he has done over time. A tireless worker... he often works a 16 hour day to help trapped animals.....and then looks after a lot of them at home, as well.

Thank goodness there are people around like Nigel! Apparently he has been named..."Australia's answer to Dr. DoLittle"

Thanks, Nigel.

Cheers for now,


Islandgirl said...

YOur magpies have much larger beaks than the ones I grew up with in Westrn Canada.... I miss them the Canadian ones are such pretty birds.... My husband is delighted that they are missing from the east Coast!

Glad the rescue was succesful!

Therese's Treasures said...

That is so cool, but I did not realize Magpies were so big. I bet the poor thing was glad you called Nigel too.

Lori Anderson said...

Oh goodness! Thank heavens there ARE people like Nigel!


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