Gull chicks gullore at the GSPCA – what to do if you find a baby bird

Submitted by Steve on 14:06, 12th Jul, 2024 | 0


At the GSPCA we are extremely busy with the daily arrival of baby birds needing hand rearing that have been found or rescued, but for us we currently have more gull chicks at the same time than any of the team can recall.

Currently at the GSPCA we have 5 very young gull chicks that are being hand reared which have been displaced from their parents, but we would always recommend that chicks are left where possibly with their parents and finding a safe place near the nest if they are fledging.


Gull reported with a fishing rod attached in the Saints Bay area

Submitted by Steve on 16:30, 5th Aug, 2021 | 0

Last night the GSPCA were contacted by the Control Room as a concerned member of public had been in touch having spotted a gull in need of help.

The bird is said to reportedly have swallowed a fishing line and hook with what we have been told a rod still attached.

We are unsure at this time of species of gull and it was seen flying out to sea last night at Saints Bay.

Jen Bradshaw GSPCA Ambulance Night Warden said “Last night a gull was reported to us at Saints Bay was said to have a hook and line, and apparently a rod attached to it.


APPEAL FOR INFORMATION - Gull dies after being stoned at Vazon

Submitted by Steve on 10:42, 11th Jul, 2016 | 0

On Saturday afternoon the GSPCA were called out to attend a very serious incident of an injured herring gull at Vazon.

The bird was being cared for by two teenagers who had spotted at a distance two similar aged male teenagers around 14 years throwing stones at the gull.

GSPCA Volunteer Ambulance Warden Michelle Champion attended to rescue the badly injured bird and the team were horrified to find the extent of the injury sustained to the animal.


Gull training for GSPCA staff and volunteers - Thank you to Paul Veron

Submitted by GSPCA on 11:33, 6th Aug, 2013 | 0

Today Shelter staff and volunteers had the pleasure of a local expert in Gulls give a talk on their movements, the tracking of them and their behaviour.

Paul Veron who has been ringing birds since 1976 and has rung over 53,000 himself since starting has a wealth of knowledge that he shared with the GSPCA team before they started their work.

Paul talked primarily about the movements and ringing work of the Herring Gull, Black Back Gull and Lesser Back Gull all of which breed around the Bailiwick.