An adult female Giant Kingfisher
was brought in, unable to fly,
with a deep wound under the left elbow.
X-rays showed no fractures, so she was treated with antibiotics and painkillers, twice daily wound cleaning and wound sprays. Would not eat on own, so was crop-fed with Royal Canin Growth-and Recovery food (did not appreciate this taste!, and tried half-successfully to bite my finger off! Now I know what a fish feels like )
After a week in hospital, she
was successfully released at the Uvongo River reserve.
At 2 subsequent visits to the reserve she was still flying around,
calling for a mate, and seemed quite well.
As an added bonus, I spotted a rare African Finfoot, as well as a Pygmy Goose in between about
36 raucously noisy Egyptian geese, unfortunately no camera at hand to record these beautiful sightings in the heart of Uvongo!
Margate Vet Hospital