Richmond Wildlife Center caring for 2 injured hummingbirds

Richmond Wildlife Center caring for 2 injured hummingbirds
Right now, the center is caring for two birds.

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond Wild Center says it's that time of year again where they begin to see hummingbirds come in with various injuries.

Right now, they're treating one bird with a left beak fracture and another for a right wing and leg fracture.

Both have been splinted. The center says the next 24 hours are the most critical for the little birds.

The center also has some direction for anyone rescuing a hummingbird that is injured.

Hummingbirds must constantly eat, so make sure there is sugar water available. But make sure so they do not drown or become covered in the mixture until you can get them to a professional.

The center says sugar water, commercial hummingbird food and nectar are not enough nutritionally for the birds. They need insects and other small bugs found in flowers.

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