If you were captured by a bear and taken to his cave and told in bear language that he was going to make you better you would not relax and many of us would die of shock. Animals are not cuddled in the wild and the only time another species touches them is when they are going to eat them.
We rescue many raptors or birds of prey each year some who have damaged their wings, been poisoned, damaged a leg, been hit by a car or are just too tiny to fend for themselves. We hand rear buzzards, kestrels, owls and other raptors to release back where they belong. The feeding regime is complex and rehabilitation is detailed and complicated but successful. If you find an orphaned buzzard or sparrow hawk or other bird of prey please contact us for help. Keep him quiet and dark. Human contact will not help.
Different birds eat different food. Do not attempt to put water in their beak as this can enter the lungs. Food is specialist and many food that some birds eat are harmful to others. It is much better to bring the feather creature to us or to your nearest wildlife rescue for expert help. Be very careful of their tallons, these are the tools they use to defend and attack.
We do not recommend you handling these birds unless you are experienced.
N.B. Do not put yourself or your family in danger when rescuing an animal. Call a rescue who will have experienced volunteers in this area and can give advice