Submitted by Steve on 15:46, 11th Sep, 2019 | 0

Please watch out for poorly gulls in Guernsey

Beckie Bailey GSPCA Animal care Assistant wants to share some advice after a very busy weekend at the GSPCA with sick and injured gulls -

“Over the weekend The GSPCA have had 8 gulls come into our care with similar symptoms, not being able to fly and very lethargic. 

One of the Gulls that was found outside Waitrose threw up this wooden skewer when at GSPCA. 

The GSPCA are seeing an increase of animals (mainly marine birds) coming through our doors due to humans waste ie; plastic, causing them to become sick or injured.


• Please do not put your rubbish bags outside on the street during the day. Gulls and other birds will rip open the bin bags and eat whatever they think is food, including wrappers and packaging. 
• Feeding them incorrect food. Gulls and other birds should NOT eat chips or bread! It makes them sick! If you would like to find out what to feed certain birds please contact The GSPCA or check out the RSPCA’s website. 
• If you see any litter on the street, beach, sea etc please pick it up! If it’s a huge amount of waste contact The States of Guernsey - Environmental department. They should clear it up.

• if you see a Gull unwell please report it to the GSPCA on the emergency line or bring the animal up to the shelter. We are a 24hour service and accept all animals day and night. 
Please share this post to make the public aware of what’s happening to our local wildlife!

Please share to make the public Realise this is happening to our beloved wildlife!”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “At the GSPCA we often help over 100 sick and injured gulls a year but to help so many in a short period is always a worry.”

“The gulls we have been helping have all been Herring gulls which are predominantly a scavenger species and thousands can be seen feeding in and around the tip each day.”

“The numbers for this month are already into double figures and nearly all are from the North of the island.”

If you ever find a sick or injured animal you can call us 24/7 on 01481 257261, pop it in day or night or check this link for details .”

“Hopefully number of birds is just a coincidence but when we see double figures of sick animals alarm bells do ring that there could be a source whether deliberate or accidental and if anyone has any concerns or information please do give us a call or email [email protected] .”

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