The search for the owner of a peregrine falcon has been launched after the bird of prey was rescued in bizarre circumstances – having being found stuck on a Cardiff television aerial. 

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the distressed bird was spotted by a member of the public, on Conway Road in the Pontcanna area of the city yesterday (30 July).

An officer enlisted the support of South Wales Fire & Rescue Service, with firefighters from Ely Station attending to … Continue reading…

A rare bird of prey has been rescued and returned to the wild by RSPCA Cymru, after she was found by a stunned Carmarthenshire resident in a chicken coop.

The goshawk had made her way into the living quarters of a flock of chickens, at a West Wales smallholding, with the ensuing commotion heard by the property’s owner.

Fortunately, all chickens safely escaped to the upstairs of their coop.  The goshawk was confined until the RSPCA attended and were able … Continue reading…

A European eagle owl has been found in the Aberdare area, with its owner unable to be identified – prompting an appeal for information from RSPCA Cymru.

The bird, believed to have been kept as a pet, was found on 1 November by a member of the public, and later collected by the RSPCA.

Whilst the owl had a ring on, the bird was not registered, so RSPCA Cymru is seeking information which may help in identifying the owner. The … Continue reading…

A buzzard who got herself tangled 40ft up a tree was rescued in a joint operation between the RSPCA and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.

A member of the public called the RSPCA after they spotted the buzzard tangled in the tree in Thornton Road, in Ellesmere Port, on Friday (29 April).

The Finnish Goshawk, owned by a member of the public, had broken free from her tether, which was still attached to her when she

flew away. The tether … Continue reading…

A peregrine falcon, famous for its City Hall nesting spot, has been released safe and well into the wild after a period of rehabilitation in RSPCA care.

The bird was collected by an RSPCA officer in recent days, after it was found having flown directly into a wall.

It is from a family of peregrine falcons that have, for many years, nested at Cardiff’s City Hall watch clock tower. The birds are well-known in the Welsh capital and beyond, and … Continue reading…