So I have just had a discussion on another thread on a different forum with regards to wing clipping and I need expert answers on a few things. My bluebell was up in a tree the first night I got her, so I clipped one wing, first 10 primary feathers, as low as I could get without going too low. Let her go, straight back up in the tree. So I got her down, clipped the other one, voilà, grounded. Now there seems to be alot of controversy with regards to wing clipping. So a few questions. 1. Why only clip one? Is it to prevent any flight (not as far as my experience goes) or to let them retain some form of mild flight to escape predators? 2. People say clipping both gives balance back to the bird, defeating the purpose of clipping. Again not in my experience. Others say it grounds them, which is true for me. looking online, I get arguments for both, including on this site. Is there a definitive answer to this?