Torrey Canyon affects another bird - Olive the young kestrel is on the road to recovery

Submitted by GSPCA on 08:52, 10th Jul, 2012 | 0

Yesterday morning we were brought in another bird affected by the Torrey Canyon.

There are a number of birds nesting around Chouet and yesterday morning a caring member of public found a young kestrel with oiled feathers.

Olive as she is now named is at the Shelter, seen the vet and made it through the night which is a good sign but she has a long road to recovery.


Another Casualty From Torrey Canyon

Submitted by GSPCA on 10:52, 22nd Feb, 2012 | 0

Last night we had yet another casualty from the Torrey Canyon.  We first received the call on Sunday but unable to get to contain the bird until last night the poor Great Crested Grebe has had to endure several nights covered in oil.

Yesterday Animal Collection Officer Geoff George managed to catch Adele as we’ve now named her and she will receive a number of bathes and hopefully some luck to survive before we can look to release her.

These birds are winter visitors to Guernsey and can be found in small numbers around our coast this time of year.


Thank you to Guernsey Gas Ltd.

Submitted by GSPCA on 13:21, 13th Feb, 2012 | 0

As the New Year came and the Wildlife Unit filling with animals nearly every day, the hot water demand has been at full tilt for cleaning the many cages and feed bowls.

The boilers in this building being over 20 years old decided that they could cope no more and failed in January leaving the staff boiling kettles whilst we tried to figure out what to do.