Submitted by Steve on 22:47, 2nd Aug, 2019 | 0

Last month 4 birds were rescued in Herm which came into the care of the GSPCA.

3 young House Martins were found after their nest had broke from where it was putting them at great risk.

Also a very young Swallow was found in need by a visitor to the island  and again due to the risks to the young bird he like the House Martins were transported on the Travel trident to Guernsey and on to the care here at the GSPCA.

After around the clock feeds the young birds started to fly and it was decided that today was the day to return them to where they hatched, fit, well and old enough to go back to the wild.

Beckie Bailey GSPCA Animal Care Assistant transported the 4 young birds to the Travel trident where they made the trip across the Little Russell.

Beckie said “I transported the 4 birds to the Travel Trident today where they went to meet Nicole Nolan who is a resident in Herm and was the finder and carer for the House Martins overnight.”

“When she found them originally advice we gave she cared for them overnight and brought them over to the GSPCA the following day.”

“After much care it has been wonderful to see them grow into young birds ready for the wild and it was amazing them to take them part way for their release.”

“Earlier this evening Nicole released all 4 birds back in Herm the same location she found them.”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “As young birds start to fledge here at the GSPCA they start to become very cheeky trying to fly out of their enclosures when you are trying to feed them.”

“When they get to this stage it is a big indicator they are nearly ready for release.”

“Swallows and House Martins are incredible birds and their migration journeys they take each autumn and spring is breath taking.”

“For all of the team at the GSPCA it has been a real joy to help these little birds and we wish them all the best back in the wild.”

“Many of the baby birds that arrive go straight into an intensive care unit all of which are currently full and you can see where we buy them from by visiting .”

“We have a Just Giving page which we are trying to raise funds to purchase new and additional units which you can support by visiting .”

“Recently we had an amazing surprise as someone had bought one directly for us and it arrived in the post and has been an incredible help at the GSPCA with so many babies cared in it.”

“With so many animals and buildings to care for at the GSPCA we have many wishes and to visit others please visit .”

“You can donate to help the wildlife and hedgehogs in our care via our page or create your own sponsored event or challenge by visiting via calling 257261 or at the Shelter.”

“We also really need help in building a new Wildlife Hospital and there are many ways to support this much needed facility.”

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

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 -


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

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 -   

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  

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 12th August 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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