The National Bird of Prey Hospital, located at the Trust, is now extremely busy due to the recent high winds. In the last few days two young Peregrines, three young Kestrels and a baby Tawny Owl have been admitted.
The Environment Agency and Met Office had issued warnings of severe high winds and flooding across many areas of the country. BBC weather forecaster Laura Gilchrist said: "This weather would not be unusual in October or November." However, with the trees in full foliage the rain and wind has caused damage to many boughs and branches.
It is this unseasonably inclement weather that has caused many birds’ nests to be damaged and the chicks ejected. The Hospital is already caring for 23 pre-fledged baby Tawny Owls meaning that the hospital's resources are approaching full stretch.