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Posted 12th August 2007, 04:52 AM
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CanaryJayne - unsung heroine ( really!!)

I thought I would start this thread about CanaryJayne as she hasn't done a thread and I really think she should as she has done an amazing rescue this week!!

A railway bridge in Kingston has been pulled down and replaced and of course with a lot of railway bridges, despite pigeon proofing, those canny birds have been able to get in and carry on doing what they do.

The bridge was down yesterday but in the few days before, Jayne was able to rescue 17 young birds ( some of them tiny squabs) and bring them to London Wildcare ( which as of yesterday evening were all thriving very well). The youngsters range from various sizes from the really teeny to bigger ( but too small to fly etc). She is bringing 4 more over today as the railyway people discovered them ( well at least they have given them to Jayne instead of the pest controller. )

Jayne - all pigeons doing well - one of the bigger babies although happy has a crop which has difficulty emptying but that maybe the change in diet from pigeon milk to porridge/rusk but as Kimberlay at the hospital said - "They are all really healthy".

However I would like to add that the little babies are on 3 hourly feeds from 8.00am to at night and the bigger babies on 4 hourly feeds - We now have about 60 pigeons on the 6.00 o'clock porridge feed!!

Anyway Jayne - you have done a really fantastic job - so many little lives have been saved.

Tania xx

PS - I was given strict instructions in the Hospital diary from Kimberley not to neglect "her babies"!! Kimberly loves baby animals and the squabs are now her new babies................. she drew lovehearts all around the feeding instructions!!
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Our new pigeon heroine!

I would like to add that it was Jayne's perseverace against all odds that saved these babies. Time and time again she went down to the site and asked for the squabs to be handed over to her, only to be fobbed off with "It's not my job" or "A pigeon person is collecting thm in two days time!". It was only at the last moment that they were handed over to her after being removed by personnel "appropriately" dressed for the job in full protective overalls, latex gloves (which had to be replaced when they tore) etc.

One of the babies appeared to be dead on arrival, but fortunately Wildcare put it in a heated hospital cage and "brought it back from the dead".

...while all the time your dear full-throated pigeons will be heard, and the turtledove high in the elm will never bring her cooing to an end. (Virgil)
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Posted 12th August 2007, 05:21 AM
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What a great rescue, Jane. Thank you!!!!!
And thank you for posting Tania.
I am so glad all babies are doing good.

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Posted 12th August 2007, 07:56 AM
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Whoo hoo! Good job Jayne! All those little souls now safe and sound thanks to you.

Whoa, this seems like deja vu for us from last year.
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Way to go, Jayne! Three cheers!!!

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We have us another SUPER HERO in our midst.
Great save, CanaryJane.

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Jayne, you done, good, girl! Excellent news and I know it took
hard work on your part getting the workers to do the 'right'
thing. In fact, I'll bet you 'breathed' that site for quite some
time to make this happen. Thanks for your hard work, it really
has made a difference.

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Posted 12th August 2007, 09:40 AM
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Congratulations from me too Jayne.Well done!
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Posted 12th August 2007, 01:05 PM
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Well done, Jayne! Thank you so very much for seeing that all the birds were rescued. Many thanks to London Wildcare also for taking them in!


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Nice job! I hope it also gave the workers a new look at the birds, seeing how much someone cared for them. It seems like it, the way they keep giving them to her as they find them instead of taking the easy road and exterminating.
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Thanks folks- it was really worth the effort.

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Posted 12th August 2007, 03:01 PM
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Nice save CJ.

I was going to call these guys the 'Railway Children'. But noticed the copywrite infringement at the last minute.
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Originally Posted by Lady Tarheel View Post
Whoo hoo! Good job Jayne! All those little souls now safe and sound thanks to you.

Whoa, this seems like deja vu for us from last year.
How are the CHBs? Still chewing gum, playing pool and drinking root beer?
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Posted 12th August 2007, 05:03 PM
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Wow, what a bunch of lucky pigeons to have you, Jayne! Thanks for all your hard work.
A rescuer's work is never done
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( KNOW that those CHBs are enjoying "southern hospitality" to the max with Maggie and Lewis. However, they are drinking "Sweet Tea" instead of Root Beer...)

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