Dave the Razorbill and Galadriel the Guillemot the oiled seabirds released back in the wild after care at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 12:37, 8th Jan, 2022 | 0

 

Dave the Razorbill and Galadriel the Guillemot are now back into the wild.

Dave was rescued on the 8th December on the Shingle Bank at L’Eree covered in oil and Galadriel was rescued at Grandes Rocques on the 10th December also covered in black oil.

After treatments and bathes by the GSPCA team both birds improved and after weeks of intensive care moved onto our rehabilitation pools. On Thursday they were fit enough to be released back to where they belong.

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Dave the oiled Razorbill and Galadriel the oiled Guillemot recovering well

Submitted by Steve on 16:48, 23rd Dec, 2021 | 0

After the recent storms the GSPCA were called to help a small number of oiled birds.

Sadly Oscar Puff the Puffin didn’t survive but we are pleased to say that Dave the Razorbill and Galadriel the Guillemot are well on the road to recovery.

Dave was rescued on the 8th December on the Shingle Bank at L’Eree covered in oil and Galadriel was rescued at Grandes Rocques on the 10th December also covered in black oil.

After treatments and bathes by the GSPCA team both birds are looking great.

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Alderney Guillemot to receiving special Guernsey care

Submitted by Steve on 11:16, 31st Mar, 2021 | 0

The GSPCA never know what and where something might arrive from and yesterday a poorly bird flew into Guernsey needing our help not by feather but instead by Aurigny wings.

Ronald Gauvin Alderney Wildlife Trust CEO said “Caring for our wildlife and natural environment is often a team effort, and never more so than in the case of wildlife rescue.”

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On World Wildlife Day GSPCA release a razorbill and guillemot back to where they belong

Submitted by Steve on 17:22, 4th Mar, 2021 | 0

Yesterday during World Wildlife Day the GSPCA set free two seabirds that arrived into our care last month oiled, weak, injured and thin.

Violet-Elizabeth a guillemot was rescued at Pembroke on the 7th February and Gary the razorbill was rescued from L’Eree on the 18th February.

To see the birds released back in the wild please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNKk4tAANpw&feature=youtu.be

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Poorly guillemot caught up in fish or crab netting now safe at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 17:54, 26th Jan, 2021 | 0

Today the GSPCA was called out to a seabird tangled in netting.

GSPCA staff member Beckie Bailey when she arrived at Petit Bot rescued the guillemot in a life threating situation as it was that badly tangled it wouldn’t have survived if it hadn’t been for the kind person discovering the bird and calling us out.

Beckie quickly transported it back to the GSPCA Animal Shelter where we are carrying out our essential work helping hundreds of animals.

When back at the Shelter the bird was freed from the green netting and is recovering well at the GSPCA.

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Frank the guillemot being released back to the wild by the GSPCA in St Peter Port, Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 17:07, 12th Feb, 2015 | 0

Today we released Frank the guillemot back to the wild.

Frank was found near the Fairy Rink in Pleinmont covered in oil on January 15th.

After a period in an intensive care unit, a number of bathes to remove the oil and ten days on our recovery pool he had an identification ring fitted and passed as fit to release.

Just after midday he was caught, boxed and transported just below Castle Cornet slipway.

GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne drove Frank to be released and on what was a calm sea let him out.

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Update - Frank the Guillemot has his first day on the rehabilitation pond

Submitted by Steve on 18:16, 3rd Feb, 2015 | 0

Just over two weeks ago you may remember 'Frank' an oiled sea bird arrived at the GSPCA.

Frank was found near the Fairy Rink in Pleinmont covered in oil on January 15th.

After a period in an intensive care unit, a number of bathes to remove the oil and treatment he has been recovering well.

Today with his feather condition recovering he had his first dip out on the pool at the GSPCA, which despite the cold he seemed to thoroughly enjoy.

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Watch out for oiled birds on our coast - Frank the first oiled Guillemot of 2015

Submitted by Steve on 17:54, 16th Jan, 2015 | 0

With all of the rough weather the first oiled sea bird arrived at the GSPCA yesterday.

Last year tens of thousands of sea birds were oiled and killed due to the sustained bad weather.

Thankfully a number of the birds last winter were rescued and successfully rehabilitated and released back to the wild thanks to the team at the GSPCA.

Frank as the guillemot has been named was found near the Fairy Rink in Pleinmont.

He has survived his first night and is currently in an intensive care unit and although quite weak the team are hopeful.

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Fishing lure embedded in a Guillemot at Petit Bot

Submitted by Steve on 12:24, 21st Aug, 2014 | 0

Yesterday afternoon the GSPCA were called to an injured guillemot at Petit Bot.

When GSPCA Ambulance Collection Officer Geoff George arrived he was faced with a very distressed and badly injured bird.

The guillemot had been caught with a floating fishing lure which had 3 sets of 3 hooks embedded in the back of the bird.

The lure had to be cut off and stitched which took place yesterday at Isabelle Vets.

The bird was then transported to the Shelter where he has been named Stitch and was placed in an intensive care unit over night. 

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First Guillemots of 2014 released back to the wild today outside Castle Cornet from the GSPCA in Guernsey

Submitted by GSPCA on 13:28, 26th Feb, 2014 | 0

With all the recent sad news of the seabirds that have died around the Bailiwick recently the GSPCA are pleased to report that today 4 guillemots were successfully released back to the wild.

Alan (found at Vazon), Rachael (found at L'Eree), Chewy (found at Chouet) and Dave (found at Halfway) after 6 weeks of rehabilitation and care at the GSPCA were released below the fortification of Castle Cornet in St Peter Port.

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