Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Left chick gets airlift

A chick left behind when his parents flew south is to make the 1,000 mile trip by plane.

Tiny George the house martin was found abandoned after his flock migrated earlier this month.

The future looked bleak for the three-week-old as he was too young to fly and had hurt a foot.

George the house martin

But he was handed to a wildlife hospital and now he's fully fledged he will be taken to the Algarve by a volunteer.

Elizabeth Nielsen, 61, will carry him in a special box when she goes to her holiday home and then release him.

Becky Banning, 38, of Wildlife Aid in Leatherhead, Surrey, said: "We will be very sad to see George go. He's so sweet. He has spent the last few days flying around the office, sitting on our shoulders and tweeting at us."

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