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…

The RSPCA is issuing advice on what to do if you come across a seal after a number of alarming incidents along the Yorkshire Coast recently, including one where a seal was injured by a dog.

 

The seal was collected from Flamborough on Monday (23 January) and is now receiving treatment.

 

RSPCA inspector Claire Little said: “We had been monitoring the seal for two days – an officer had been out to check on it on Saturday and … Continue reading…