Submitted by Steve on 14:30, 1st Jun, 2019 | 0

Earlier this week a kestrel was rescued in St Martins near Magnoila Tree Café.

The very poorly bird was barely moving with her head tucked under her wing which was hanging low covered in an oily substance.

The GSPCA rushed her to Isabelle Vets who on x-raying discovered a break as well as needing specialised bathing.

Maggie as the stunning kestrel has been called is very lucky. She has been bathed and cared for and the is especially lucky as many broken wings in birds of prey cannot be repaired, but thanks to Isabelle Vet Dr Doreen Ford BVMS CertSAS MRCV she has been able to have her wing pinned and she is currently recovering extremely well at the GSPCA before she can go back to the wild.

Her care may take some weeks but she is recovering well after her bathes and operation.

Maggie is just one of over 1500 wild birds we help every year at the GSPCA and one of over 2000 wild animals that come through our care.

We are currently desperately trying to raise funds for a new Wildlife Hospital and we really need your support.

To make a direct donation to our Wildlife Hospital please visit - or via paypal

To download the form with our bank details to make a direct donation or to Buy a Brick in the new Wildlife Hospital please click here -

Larger donors or corporates may want to make a larger donation and become an Exclusive Build Partner and to find out more please visit -

For those wanting to help in much larger ways here are the estimated costs for some of the facilities that make up the £900,000 –

  • Glazing to whole build £50-60,000
  • Each rehabilitation room £40,000
  • Central feed kitchen £35,000
  • Each marine rehabilitation room and access to pool £30,000
  • Rehabilitation Pool – to be confirmed
  • Rehabilitation aviaries/pens - £15-20,000 each
  • Receiving office where the public can drop animals off and they can be admitted and entered into the system - £25-30,000

Beckie Bailey GSPCA Animal Care Assistant said “Maggie the kestrel is so lucky not only was she covered in an oily substance, she also had a broken wing.”

“We have managed to clean the oily substance off and Isabelle Vets have done a great job repairing her wing.”

“She will need some care and if anyone would like to donate to her care there are lots of ways like calling 257261 or even online by this link .”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Maggie is just one of the thousands of wild animals we help every year at the GSPCA.”

“In the build we are trying to raise funds for there will be specialised rooms and aviaries for birds of prey and we are appealing for donations, those wanting to support this much needed build and for people to kindly Buy a Brick to make this fantastic facility a reality.”

“We have had some amazing donations and have had donated or pledged nearly £80,000 and need to raise a further £820,000.”

“From as little or as much as you can donate, please help us help the wild animals in Guernsey at the GSPCA so wild birds like Maggie the kestrel when found, sick or injured we can then help back to the wild.”

“We all have to try and do the best we can for nature, as man is causing so many issues and problems and this hospital will certainly help secure the future survival of thousands of wild animals in need every year.”

If you find a sick or injured wildlife please call us on 01481 257261 or for advice please visit


You can donate via our page or create your own sponsored event or challenge -

To donate to Hannah, Mambo and Andy the seal pups please visit -  or

To visit the Just Giving page raising funds for life saving Intensive Care Units please visit or to buy one directly for the Shelter please visit

To become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor please visit -

To download a Corporate Angel Pen Pal form please click here  

To Buy a Brick in the new Wildlife Hospital and download a leaflet please click here -

To learn about the ‘Buy a Brick’ in the new Wildlife Hospital and find out more please click here -

To learn more about our biggest project, become an Exclusive Build Partner and support our Wildlife Hospital please visit

To donate to the animals in our care another via our paypal page -   

If you would like to help at one of our upcoming events please give Michelle a call on 257261 or email [email protected]

To see some of the animals looking for homes at the GSPCA please visit –

Another way to support us is our on site Charity Shop and refreshment area and to find out more please visit -

If your group or business would like to find out about spending a day at the Shelter please go to -

For other ways your business can help us here at the GSPCA please go to -

On Monday 3rd June we have a volunteer induction evening and for more information and additional induction dates please visit or call 257261

To see our upcoming guided tours please visit -

To see our Wish List on our website please visit -

To visit our Amazon Wish list please visit -

For lots more ideas on how you can support the shelter and the animals in our care then please visit our fundraising page

To find out more on trips, talks and our education work please email [email protected] or call 01481 257261



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