Let them wing it

THE Scottish SPCA is appealing to the public to let young birds learn to fly this spring.

The nestling and fledgling season in Scotland is now under way but many baby birds have ended up in the Scottish SPCA's care when they should have been left alone. Scotland's animal welfare charity is caring for more than 100 ducklings, baby birds and fledglings at its Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fife. Although some of the birds were abandoned or injured, others were in good health and picked up by worried passers-by.