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 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…