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Birds hurt in wild Canberra hail storm

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A number of birds have been injured in the wild hail storm which hit Canberra this afternoon.

A number of birds have been injured in the wild hail storm which hit Canberra this afternoon.

Social media users have shared images of birds hurt by hail stones, including a galah and a crow.

https://twitter.com/finbaromallon/status/1219081281549434880?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Tom Swann said on Twitter he had a "a very cold and injured galah in a towel in a box."

When he took it to a vet, he said there was a "steady stream" of other injured birds being taken in.

He said he was unable to get through to a wildlife charity for help.

Finbar O'Mallon also said on twitter a crow was hurt at Parliament House.

https://twitter.com/Tom_Swann/status/1219085495847682048?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

"This poor crow has taken a hail stone to the head during the storm in Canberra by the looks of it. Parliament House staff are looking after him," he said.

The ACT branch of the RSPCA said injured animals should be taken to a vet or wildlife organisation immediately, and they should be handled as little as possible.

"Try to minimise the amount of exposure the injured animal has to people and loud noises," the RSPCA says on its website.

"Do not attempt to feed or treat it unless you have specialist knowledge or training."

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/canberra-hail-birds-injured-in-wild-act-weather/179aface-940b-4c4c-ad0b-d04e7a91f8aa

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