Gannet blown ashore in Burnham-On-Sea is rescued
gannet that was blown from the sea into a garden in Burnham-On-Sea
during last month's Storm Ali is in its final stages of recovery
as it leaves Secret World Wildlife Rescue for West Hatch RSPCA.
winds picked up along the coast last month, the lone bird became
a victim of the severe weather and was blown ashore.
large bird, pictured here, was only found to be suffering from fatigue
and had managed to avoid any other serious injuries.
carer Katie Gibbs assessed the bird when it arrived at the centre
and said: "The recent weather changes have proved troublesome
for humans, let alone wild animals. When the wind picks up, coastal
animals tend to be hit the hardest and that was the case for this
he came into the centre we gave him plenty of fluids and warmed
him up before placing him in a pen to get some rest."
a five-star stay at Secret World, we transferred him to RSPCA West
Hatch for him to mix with other birds in their pre-release facilities
before being released back into the wild."
of the more specialist sea birds rescued by Secret World Wildlife
Rescue head to RSPCA West Hatch before finally being released.