Badly Injured Martin

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Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:21 am
Location: Kansas

This Martin was in a fight with another Martin and got severely injured. His eye and around his eye is swollen and red. And his shoulder is bloody. It’s not bleeding right now so that’s kinda good. Any info appreciated. What ointment could eye put around his eye? Saline? Can I give him sugar water if so what ratio for a Martin would that be? Thanks.
2015- 4 fledged
2016- 15 fledged
2017- 50 fledged
2018- 82 fledged
2019- 116 fledged
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Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:09 pm
Location: Manitoba/Altona
Martin Colony History: six pair in 2014, have grown to 52 pairs in 2017.

I would just keep him in a box covered with a towel covering the box for a few hours. A quiet place. Give him time to recover and then see if he will fly off. If he does not go, bring him to a local wildlife rehabber, they would know best how to proceed.
2011- first year trying, a few visitors.
2012-One ASY pair, raised two young, lots of subby visitors. So thankfull.
2013-daily subby visits.
2014-Six SY pairs
2015-18 pair, 83 fledglings
2016-36 pair, 147 fledglings
2017-52 pairs, 192 fledglings.
2018-60 pair, 246 fledglings.
2019-59 pair, 238 fledglings.
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