Rook rehab

Over the last 5 weeks or so we’ve been providing refuge and rehab to a rook that arrived in the courtyard with a broken leg. Local vet Tom Bailey came to take a look and used a finger splint to immobilize the leg. After two weeks of confinement to heal we carefully removed the splint and gave Charlie the rook (named by Rob’s son Laurie) the run of the aviary. This week Charlie has begun to use his foot again and will soon be able to return to his fellow rooks in the surrounding woodland canopy.