Please help care for the wildlife of Guernsey | A message from the GSPCA and RSPB Guernsey

Submitted by GSPCA on 11:38, 13th Jun, 2013 | 0

The GSPCA and RSPB in Guernsey want you and your dog to enjoy your walk but we are appealing to owners to take care when you are out walking.

Spring and early Summer is the main season when your dog needs to be properly controlled to protect young farm animals and ground-nesting birds.

Ground nesting birds during the bird breeding season, which is usually April to July is a time when we are asking you to keep your dog under close control or on a short lead in areas where they may be nesting.

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What to do if you find a baby bird in Guernsey

Submitted by GSPCA on 10:40, 11th Jun, 2013 | 0

Over the last few weeks the GSPCA have been receiving baby birds on a daily basis and the Animal Shelter would like to remind everyone what to do if  you find a young bird.

As a general rule, it is best to leave baby birds alone.

A baby bird has a greater chance of survival in the wild than it has being hand-reared by man as they learn to fend for themselves and how to forage for food by their parents.

Around 2 weeks after hatching young birds in your Bailiwick garden usually leave the nest, just before they learn how to fly.

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Sarnia is another hedgehog injured by gardening - Please check before strimming or hedge trimming for hedgehogs

Submitted by GSPCA on 13:07, 15th May, 2013 | 0

This time of year we all venture out in the garden to cut the grass, trim the hedges and tidy the garden whilst we enjoy the spring weather.

The GSPCA is urging islanders to take care as we have already had hedgehog casualties due to garden machinery.

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Baby bird advice from the GSPCA Animal Shelter in Guernsey

Submitted by GSPCA on 13:02, 11th Apr, 2013 | 0

Despite all of the bad weather and snow around the Bailiwick birds are singing and nesting with the first hatchlings already out and about.

The GSPCA would like to remind that as a general rule, it is best to leave baby birds alone.

A baby bird has a greater chance of survival in the wild than it has being hand-reared by man as they learn to fend for themselves and how to forage for food by their parents.

Around 2 weeks after hatching young birds in your Bailiwick garden usually leave the nest, just before they learn how to fly.

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Baby bird advice for the Bailiwick this Spring time

Submitted by GSPCA on 10:32, 25th Apr, 2012 | 0

All around the Bailiwick the birds are singing and nesting with the first hatchlings already out and about.

The GSPCA would like to remind that as a general rule, it is best to leave baby birds alone.

A baby bird has a greater chance of survival in the wild than it has being hand-reared by man as they learn to fend for themselves and how to forage for food by their parents.

Around 2 weeks after hatching young birds in your Bailiwick garden usually leave the nest, just before they learn how to fly.

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