Submitted by Steve on 16:21, 13th Nov, 2014 | 0

Yesterday Harry the cormorant was set free back to the wild.

Harry was found unable to fly on the weekend by a member of public at Route De La Marette.

Annie Janes Animal Care Assistant and Collection Officer went out to rescue him and bring him back to the Shelter where he has been cared for by the team in St Andrews.

Harry responded extremely quickly to his care and after only a few days of his filling of fish he was fit enough for release.Guernsey cormorant GSPCA Harry

Sarah Ozanne Animal Care Assistant and Collection Officer had the privileged of the release and took him to a location just under the turrets of Castle Cornet where he took no time at all in taking back to the water.

Sarah Ozanne said "It is great to see the rescues we have back to the wild."

"During times of bad weather we see lots of sick and injured animals and birds at the GSPCA and we have between 1000 and 2000 each year come through our doors."

"From releasing Harry the cormorant yesterday we then had three injured hedgehogs we had to help."

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A little bit about cormorants -

A cormorant is a large waterbird and has an almost primitive appearance with a long neck making it appear almost reptilian. They can often be seen around the coastline of Guernsey and often seen standing with their wings held out to dry. They are regarded by some as black, sinister and greedy, as cormorants are supreme fishers which can bring them into conflict with anglers and they have been persecuted in the past. The UK holds internationally important wintering numbers. Their Latin name is Phalacrocorax carbo and come from the family Phalacrocoracidae. They are found around the UK coastline and on rocky shores, coastal lagoons, estuaries, increasingly inland at reservoirs, lakes and gravel pits.

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