injured Koel

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Subject: injured Koel
From: "Alison and Peter" <>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 08:22:57 +1100
A friend drew my attention to a Koel that had been attacked by a cat y'day.  It couldnt't fly amd seems to have an injured right leg. 
It's a juvenile, only recently fledged I would guess as it still has a noticeable gape.
With mixed feeling I picked it up and brought it home.  We managed to feed it some mushed up Apricot using a syringe but it hasn't eaten a lot and now seems to be having a hard time.  It can't stand-although it grisp a perch, and lays with one wing extended.
I know many people have strong feelings about not interfering with nature etc. but having intervened, what is the best thing we can do for the bird?
Many thanks,
Peter Miller
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