A tawny owl who was left completely covered in soot after he got stuck inside a wood burner has been rescued by the RSPCA.

The bird was rescued by an RSPCA inspector after a concerned homeowner contacted the animal charity about the bird’s plight on Sunday evening (19 November).

Inspector Kate Parker went to the house in Criftins, in Ellesmere, Shropshire, to rescue the bird.

She said: “The owl was completely trapped inside the flue of the wood burner and … Continue reading…

A Whooper swan has been found shot dead in the cliff-top fields between the Bempton Cliffs RSPB Nature Reserve and Buckton in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

 

The bird would have been visiting Britain for the winter.

 

RSPCA inspector and national wildlife officer co-ordinator Geoff Edmond said: “I feel outraged that this has happened.

 

“These birds come down predominantly from Iceland from October onwards to spend the winter months here. In other words this bird is likely … Continue reading…

A call to rescue an owl trapped by his legs on top of a chimney turned out to be a false alarm – after the bird turned out to be made from PLASTIC.

A concerned member of the public contacted the RSPCA after spotting the bird on the roof of a house in Silverwell Road, Liverpool, on Monday, 23 October.

They told the RSPCA’s control centre that the bird had been there for at least three hours. Inspector Helen Smith … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is warning people about the danger that fly paper poses to wildlife, after a swallow died after getting stuck to one.

The animal welfare charity was called to rescue the bird from a stable in Ridge End, in Marple, Stockport, on Tuesday (5 September).

Sadly, the swallow had to be put to sleep as a result of injuries sustained from being stuck to the paper.

RSPCA animal welfare officer Steve Wickham said: “When I arrived, the bird was … Continue reading…

A jackdaw sadly lost his life after becoming stuck to freshly-painted rugby posts at Tondu RFC.

The freak accident happened at the Pandy Park rugby ground, in the  area, on 17 July.

RSPCA Cymru attended, after the jackdaw had become stuck on the crossbar, with one of his wings hanging downwards.

The charity attended within 15 minutes of receiving the call about the bird, and accessed the jackdaw via ladder, detaching it from the posts.

Sadly, the bird had a … Continue reading…