It's the time of year where baby birds start to make an appearance but what should you do if you find one on the ground?

The first thing to do is use the below information to determine whether it is a nestling or fledgling. Generally speaking nestlings should be returned, where possible, to their nest to stand the best chance of survival whereas fledglings should be monitored. Wherever possible avoid handling birds unless they are in immediate danger and then only do so gently with gloves on. 

If you find a bird that is injured click here for advice from our National RSPCA colleagues. 

For more information about how to monitor and help baby birds please click on the above images.