Olly a very lucky barn owl released back to the wild

Submitted by Steve on 15:50, 29th Oct, 2019 | 0

On a very wet stormy Monday night on the 30th September the GSPCA were called out to Guernsey Airport after a barn owl had been hit by the wing of a landing plane and spotted by a passenger.

Sarah Langlois the GSPCA Night Warden on that evening went out to rescue the very poorly bird and bring it in to the night staff member Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager.

Both Sarah and the poorly barn owl were soaked and the bird was checked over, treated and placed into an intensive care unit.

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Nicki the Barn owl released back to the wild after 7 weeks of care

Submitted by Steve on 16:42, 17th Jan, 2019 | 0

Yesterday the GSPCA team released a female Barn Owl that was rescued on the 3rd December last year.

The bird that has been called Nicki was found injured in the road on L’Ancresse and on arrival the team thought her chances of survival were very slight.

If the finder Nick Fitzgerald hadn’t have rescued the bird she surely wouldn’t still be alive.

The rescuer actually saw Nicki fly into the side of a car which and he thankfully managed to stop and catch the bird and transported her to the GSPCA.

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Herm Island Rescued Barn Owl back in the wild on island after care at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 12:02, 19th Sep, 2018 | 0

On 22nd August a very poorly Barn Owl was rescued from a bin in Herm and brought over to Guernsey and care of the GSPCA.

Over the last 3 weeks the GSPCA team have been caring for the bird which was named ‘Blucher’.

Blucher after arrival was cared for in an intensive care unit and was very weak but after weeks of care was strong enough to go into an outer rehabilitation aviary.

When Blurcher was deemed fit enough for release an identification ring was placed of his leg and the trip back to Herm island was planned.

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Baby Barn Owl Archimedes is back in the wild after 6 weeks of hand rearing

Submitted by Steve on 21:30, 20th Jul, 2016 | 0

After 6 weeks of hand rearing and rehabilitation baby Barn Owl Archimedes who was close to death on entry was returned to the wild this weekend.

The young bird was severely thin and very close to loosing his life and was found near to Candie Gardens very early in the morning in early June.

Thankfully with the skills of the team at the GSPCA and an intensive care unit the young bird survived his first week and as he improved we weaned him to eat himself and then placed in an aviary to see how he fed on his own.

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Archimedes a baby Barn Owl rescued close to death last week and now eating on his own at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 23:46, 8th Jun, 2016 | 0

Last week one of the GSPCA Volunteer Night Wardens were called out to rescue a very sick, weak and starving baby barn owl in St Peter Port.

The young bird was severely thin and very close to loosing his life and was found near to Candie Gardens very early on Thursday morning.

Thankfully with the skills of the team at the GSPCA and an intensive care unit the young bird has survived his first week and today started to eat on his own.

After a period inside we plan to transfer him to an outside aviary where he will learn to fly and forage for food.

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Baby Barn Owl back in the wild

Submitted by Steve on 19:42, 20th Oct, 2015 | 0

Back in late July the GSPCA Ambulance Collection Officer Geoff George helped rescue a baby Barn Owl in Castel.

The young bird was severely thin and very close to loosing her life.

Thankfully with the skills of the team at the GSPCA and an intensive care unit the young bird was saved and nursed back to health.

After a period inside she was transferred to an outside aviary where she learnt to fly and forage for food.

As she grew stronger and her weight increased the GSPCA team monitored her progress with a wildlife camera.

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One lucky Barn Owl is back in the Wild

Submitted by Steve on 10:40, 19th Sep, 2014 | 0

On the 1st August a stunning Barn Owl was rescued and brought to the GSPCA that had sadly been caught in garden netting quite likely when she was hunting at night.

The bird who was called 'Beau' had very badly injured legs with the netting cutting deep through the skin.

She was rushed to the vets and put on a series of treatments and returned to the Shelter where she was placed in an Intensive Care Unit.

After a couple of weeks of treatment she was strong enough to be placed in one of our soft release aviaries where she gathered her strength.

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