Spring is in the air and East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service's rescue line is hot with calls for help from people finding fledgling birds.
"It is very easy to assume a bird has been abandoned when you find it on the floor, but quite often it is a fledgling learning to fly. When a fledgling takes its first flight it is going to be unsuccessful, it is natural for them to spend anything up to a week on the floor sometimes before they can fly properly. Mum and dad will normally be near by but they do not always fly down to feed every few minutes as they are trying to encourage the youngster to fly. Both the youngster and the parents are good at hiding themselves" said Trevor Weeks founder of WRAS.