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We rescued a juvenile Blackbird from a cat yesterday; the youngster seems to be alert and active, but appears to have lost most of its tail feathers. It doesn't seem to be bleeding or otherwise damaged.
Local RSPB referred us to RSPCA who, in turn, suggested we contact a wildlife vet, so doing that, but don't know if we have one nearby at present.
Anyone know if it is likely that the juvenile will be able to grow a new tail and thus recover?
Post Script: Initially, the vet wasn't sure whether to transfer the bird to a rescue centre or whether to put it down. A further check today reveals that it was released in its "home town" and flew off, so hopefully it will recover. Will keep an eye open for it.