A quick-thinking member of the public helped alert the RSPCA to an injured beach-stricken gull by surrounding the bird with seaweed, and writing a message in the sand.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after a member of the public spotted a badly injured gull on a Swansea Bay beach on Friday (6 October), sitting motionless.

The caller was unable to remain in situ with the bird while the RSPCA travelled to the incident, so thought of an innovative way to alert … Continue reading…

Two seabirds who had been blown off course have been rescued from landlocked Nottingham – 80 miles away from the coast.

The Manx shearwaters were found in different locations in the city – one in the Dunkirk area of the city and the other in the Mapperley Park area.

Both were lethargic but uninjured. It is thought they had become exhausted as a result of being blown off course.

They have now been transferred to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife … Continue reading…

More than 140 Manx shearwaters have today been rescued from Newgale beach, after the seabirds were caught up in difficult weather conditions. 

It is thought there was a mass landing of the birds on the Pembrokeshire beach, following storms during the early hours of Monday (11 September).

The majority of the seabirds – some 134 – were rescued by the RSPCA, with ten thought to have been collected by other agencies. All 144 Manx shearwaters will now be taken into … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has rescued a Manx shearwater, found lethargic and sitting in the middle of an Aberystwyth road.

The seabird was found in a disorientated state, and is thought to have been blown off course – with many of the birds seeking to migrate to South America at this time of year.

RSPCA Cymru rescued the bird, who is now at Gower Bird Hospital for rehabilitation, before an anticipated release back to the wild. The bird was collected by the … 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…