Remarkable photographs show the moment a gull was rescued from a Heath property in Cardiff, with his wing impaled on a television aerial.

Officers from RSPCA Cymru were alerted after the gull was spotted – approximately 25-feet from the ground – trapped on the aerial of a Rhydhelig Avenue property in the Welsh capital on Saturday 6 July.

The RSPCA enlisted the help of firefighters from the South Wales Fire & Rescue Service, who attended from the nearby Whitchurch Fire … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has come to the aid of a nesting gull based in a busy car park in Llandudno.

An officer from the charity was alerted after reports of an injured gull in the car park of Parc Llandudno in North Wales.

However, the animal welfare charity attended – on 9 June – to find the gull had built a nest containing an egg on a raised island separating four parking spaces.

The car park is very busy – and … Continue reading…

The “devastating impact” fishing litter can have on wildlife has once again been brought to light – this time in Swansea.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after a herring gull was found entangled in three barbs, attached to a hard body lure disguised as a fish.

An RSPCA inspector said the animal was “the single most distressed bird” she has dealt with in nine years on the frontline. The gull was found on King Edwards Road in the city.

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RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a man was caught on CCTV kicking a gull in Tonypandy.

CCTV footage obtained following the incident on 1 May shows the man approaching a gull in the car park next to Tonypandy Library and kicking the bird several times.

The gull sadly died following this incident, which took place around 3.40pm.

RSPCA inspector Simon Evans said: “This attack is just horrific. The CCTV footage shows this man deliberately kicking this gull, with … Continue reading…

The dangers netting can pose to wild birds has been highlighted after a gull became trapped and fatally injured in Cardiff.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the gull was seen trapped on netting attached to the Royal Mail’s Cardiff Mail Centre on Penarth Road, on May 3.

The gull was trapped approximately 18ft in the air, and the RSPCA enlisted the support of firefighters from the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, who used a hydraulic platform to access the … Continue reading…