RSPB website says injured birds should be put in a well ventilated box if possible, because the darkness is less stressful for them and helps with shock. So I’d go for that then call the SSPCA, but I don’t know if they’ll be able to do much from what you’re saying.
Yeah, absolutely this. I did this a few years back for a pigeon with a bad wing in our back garden. RSPCA advised which local vet to get in contact with and I dropped the bird off with them - no idea whether they euthanised or it could be saved, but no doubt they dealt with it as humanely as possible.
thanks for the help everyone, i covered them with a box with a few holes and called the SSPCA, where a person on the phone helped me take some details and what to do to keep the bird safe while the officer came out, but
sadly the bird passed before the call was over. i feel rotten now. didn’t expect to watch an animal die when i woke this morning.