There’s nothing better than a rescue story, and if this image doesn’t warm your heart and leave you feeling all fuzzy inside, we don’t know what will!
The Animal Welfare Society of SA (AWS SA) were handed a storm-damaged nest containing a trio of House Sparrow Fledglings, more commonly known as “Huis Mossies”.
The hero who rescued them from Mandalay suspected that their nest was blown down during the terrible storm on the battered parts of Cape Town on Wednesday, October 13.
They were so tiny and had only just graduated from nestlings to fledglings, and AWS SA decided to seek the help of an expert avian rehabilitator.
The welfare was met with good news after receiving a heartening update from their surrogate Mom, who is busy preparing herself for “empty nest syndrome”.
“Their plumage looks beautiful and they now resemble miniature adult Cape Sparrows or “Gewone Mossies” as they are often referred to.
“They have figured out that if they chirp for long enough their demands will be met and it is only a matter of days before they can fly the nest,” AWS SA expressed.
The rehabilitator has been careful not to to allow them to imprint on her, so their chances in the wild looks promising. We look forward to the glorious day when they are released!