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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GSPCA devastated as Oscar Puff the oiled puffin dies

Submitted by Steve on 17:59, 17th Dec, 2021 | 0

The GSPCA were devasted recently as despite making it through the first two days Oscar Puff passed away.

The signs and symptoms sadly displayed were that of a bird that ingested too much oil and despite around the clock intensive care and treatment we were unable to save the stunning tiny little seabird.

Puffins are incredibly difficult to rehabilitate and when they arrived covered in oil it is almost impossible as they try to clean themselves and the ingested oil poisons them from the inside.

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WEATHER WARNING - With extreme weather please watch for oiled seabirds, seal pups & ensure your animals are safe

Submitted by Steve on 15:57, 26th Nov, 2021 | 0

The next few days the Bailiwick will see high winds and weather that puts our animals and wildlife at risk.

Often during the winter months with the high winds and stormy weather makes it difficult for wild animals and birds to feed and rest.

With the high winds we have to ensure our pets and animals kept outside are safe and secure.

The GSPCA are asking those that live around and visit our coast to please watch out for injured animals in need as well as seal pups which can get separated from their mothers at this time of year especially when we see bad weather.

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Olly McTolly the Razorbill released back to the wild

Submitted by Steve on 17:11, 25th Nov, 2020 | 0

On the evening of the 9th October GSPCA Ambulance Warden was called out in the dark to rescue an oiled Razorbill found at L’Eree.

The stormy Winter weather often stirs up oil from the seabed causing wildlife harm and Olly McTolly as the bird was called when found was rushed to the GSPCA where GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne checked the poorly bird in and provided the initial first aid with the Ambulnace Warden.

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GSPCA ADVICE - Watch out for oiled and injured sea birds after the recent stormy weather

Submitted by Steve on 15:03, 9th Oct, 2020 | 0

With the recent stormy weather we have seen many many sick and injured seabirds and at the GSPCA.

To donate to the care of these birds please visit www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA   

Yvonne Chauvel Senior Animal Care Assistant said “The recent rough weather has really hit our seabirds and we have had many in thin, tired and one that was oiled.”

Beckie Bailey Animal Care Assistant said “Today we have had a young Shag rescued that is not strong enough to be out in the wild.”

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Utterly Butterly helps out an Oiled Guillemot but keep you eyes peeled along the coast & Sand Eel appeal

Submitted by Steve on 16:06, 27th Feb, 2020 | 0

Over the weekend we had two oiled guillemots one of which was not the normal black crude oil but rather palm oil which is more often seen in clumps and a danger to dogs eating it when out on a walk.

The continued stormy weather has caused many sick and injured seabirds and at the GSPCA we have helped everything from cormorants to gannets and had many reports of those that have been sadly washed up deceased for various reasons.

To donate to the care of these birds please visit www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA   

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GSPCA Release Oiled Guillemots Back to the Wild

Submitted by Steve on 13:50, 18th Jan, 2020 | 0

You may remember before Christmas the GSPCA were helping and rescuing oiled birds from around Guernsey and three featured on ITV Channel News.

The great news is last week on the 9th January they were released back to the wild.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We have named the three oiled guillemots Gallileo who were from Ladies Bay, Guillbert from Le Picquerelle and Guilly was rescued from Petit Bot.”

“Yvonne and Beckie took the three birds last week up to the slip way near Rousse Tower along with Channel ITV to film their release.”

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3 Oiled Guillemots now healthy at the GSPCA ready to be released this morning

Submitted by Steve on 11:24, 13th Feb, 2019 | 0

This morning Beckie Bailey GSPCA Animal Care Assistant will be collecting 3 guillemots to be released back to the wild.

Simon rescued from Ladies Bay and Rocky and Geraldine who were rescued from Grandes Rocques were three of the lucky survivors that were rescued over a month a go covered in oil.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “This morning three guillemots will be released back to the wild and we are looking forward sharing a video of their release.”

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Oil and Oiled Bird update from the States of Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 17:25, 10th Jan, 2019 | 0

The States of Guernsey Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Services have issued this statement in regards the oil and oil birds being found around our coast –

‘Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Services (ACLMS) received a report of numerous blobs of oil of approximately 10-15cm in diameter in the central reef area of L’Ancresse/Pembroke this morning.  States Works Coastal team attended and have cleared away as much as could be found.  Cautionary signs have been placed at access points to the bay to warn beach users.

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