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Wing and a prayer Dublin Fire Brigade to the rescue after baby bird falls from its nest

'Without feather ado the fledgling was returned to the nest'

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Bird in the hand. PIC: Dublin Fire Brigade Twitter

Bird in the hand. PIC: Dublin Fire Brigade Twitter

Bird in the hand. PIC: Dublin Fire Brigade Twitter

Dublin Fire Brigade has posted these dramatic pictures of a car crash yesterday in which a baby bird was rescued. 

The brigade had attended the scene of the accident in South Dublin when they discovered the tiny fledgling that had fallen from its nest.

Darting to the rescue the firemen returned it safely to its nest.

“Following a roll over road traffic collision firefighters from Rathfarnham fire station discovered a baby bird had fallen from its nest,” they wrote on Facebook.

“Without feather ado the fledgling was returned to the nest where he had a bird's eye view of the vehicle being righted using airbags.”

The post generated much praise from social media users who took the opportunity thank “the lads”.

“Great story, I hope the driver & crew all are safe, including Tweety,” wrote one, while another added: “Well done to all involved stay safe all DFB crew members.”

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The scene of the dramatic crash PIC: Dublin Fire Brigade Twitter

The scene of the dramatic crash PIC: Dublin Fire Brigade Twitter

The scene of the dramatic crash PIC: Dublin Fire Brigade Twitter

One person said: “Well done as always lads. A credit to the service and the city of Dublin.”

One other per ssonaid: “Between Cinders yesterday and Tweety bird today..will it be paw patrol tomorrow?” in reference to an earlier animal rescue carried out by the brigade.

In a previous post Dublin Fire Brigade revealed how firefighters from Dolphins Barn fire station faced a “fur-midable” opponent when a cat entered a home and got stuck in the chimney.

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The cat rescued in the earlier drama. PIC: Dublin Fire Brigade Twitter

The cat rescued in the earlier drama. PIC: Dublin Fire Brigade Twitter

The cat rescued in the earlier drama. PIC: Dublin Fire Brigade Twitter

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“The purrpatrator was a stray kitten that refused to leave the fur-place,” they wrote. “After a bit of persuasion the kitten was placed in the temporary care of the resident.

“The fur-tunate cat was feline just fine but her name was unknown. We're open to suggestions ! Kitty McKittenFace is already being used.”

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