A golden plover has been rescued by the RSPCA, after being spotted alone in a domestic garden in the Porthcawl area for a number of days. 

Residents spotted the bird, who was walking around a garden for approximately four days, but made no attempt to fly away, or lift their wings.

The RSPCA was alerted to the bird’s situation, and collected an underweight golden plover, who was able to run and fly only a very short distance.

Officers noticed the … Continue reading…

A search for the owner of an African Grey Parrot has been launched, after being found at the school of engineering at Cardiff University.

The bird was found at the University’s Newport Road-based engineering school on Tuesday (6 March).

A microchip was found on the bird, who is now based at the Valley Vets surgery in Cardiff, but the chip – sadly – has not been registered; meaning the owner is unknown. Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, it … Continue reading…

An appeal for information has been launched by RSPCA Cymru amid fears a heron was shot in the Buckley area.

RSPCA officers were called after the lethargic heron was spotted by a member of the public in their back garden, at Brickfields in the town.

The heron was collected by the RSPCA today (26 January), and taken to specialist wildlife facilities – where close inspection has led to fears the animal was shot, due to the discovery of a suspected … Continue reading…

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…