Sue the kestrel is back on Lihou after being rescued and hand reared by the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 22:01, 20th Jul, 2016 | 0

Three weeks ago a young kestrel was found and rescued on Lihou Island and brought into the GSPCA.

The young bird which was called Sue and since the 1st July the bird has been hand reared and then placed in a rehabilitation aviary.

Last week when Sue was checked over what was thought to be a she is in fact a he, and he was rung with an ID ring before his release.

In the last few days Sue was deemed fit enough to be returned to where he was found and we are pleased to announce that he was released back on Lihou earlier this week.

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Baby Barn Owl Archimedes is back in the wild after 6 weeks of hand rearing

Submitted by Steve on 21:30, 20th Jul, 2016 | 0

After 6 weeks of hand rearing and rehabilitation baby Barn Owl Archimedes who was close to death on entry was returned to the wild this weekend.

The young bird was severely thin and very close to loosing his life and was found near to Candie Gardens very early in the morning in early June.

Thankfully with the skills of the team at the GSPCA and an intensive care unit the young bird survived his first week and as he improved we weaned him to eat himself and then placed in an aviary to see how he fed on his own.

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Archimedes a baby Barn Owl rescued close to death last week and now eating on his own at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 23:46, 8th Jun, 2016 | 0

Last week one of the GSPCA Volunteer Night Wardens were called out to rescue a very sick, weak and starving baby barn owl in St Peter Port.

The young bird was severely thin and very close to loosing his life and was found near to Candie Gardens very early on Thursday morning.

Thankfully with the skills of the team at the GSPCA and an intensive care unit the young bird has survived his first week and today started to eat on his own.

After a period inside we plan to transfer him to an outside aviary where he will learn to fly and forage for food.

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Hedwig the short-eared owl heads back to the wild

Submitted by Steve on 18:05, 3rd Nov, 2015 | 0

On the first day of November the GSPCA received a very unusual rescue bird who had been found in the road in the south west of Guernsey.

An injured young short-eared owl was found in the road and brought into the care of the GSPCA.

Thankfully the bird had only minor injuries and after a few days of cage rest and a check over from the vet she was rung for identification purposes and released today.

Short-eared owls can only be found in certain parts of the UK and there are sightings of a few birds here in Guernsey.

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Baby Barn Owl back in the wild

Submitted by Steve on 19:42, 20th Oct, 2015 | 0

Back in late July the GSPCA Ambulance Collection Officer Geoff George helped rescue a baby Barn Owl in Castel.

The young bird was severely thin and very close to loosing her life.

Thankfully with the skills of the team at the GSPCA and an intensive care unit the young bird was saved and nursed back to health.

After a period inside she was transferred to an outside aviary where she learnt to fly and forage for food.

As she grew stronger and her weight increased the GSPCA team monitored her progress with a wildlife camera.

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Peter the young kestrel rescued, reared, rung and released

Submitted by Steve on 16:12, 1st Aug, 2015 | 0

On the 26th June a very young, starving kestrel was found on a road in St Peters.

With no mother in site and traffic back and forth the bird was rescued and brought to the GSPCA in St Andrews.

He was placed in an intensive care unit and still had much of his down and not fully feathered due to his age.

Day and night he was hand fed by the team at the Shelter until he was fit enough to place in one of our rehabilitation aviaries.

Over the last few weeks he has built his strength and learnt to fly and forage for food.

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Guernsey Press video of the seal release

Submitted by Steve on 11:00, 27th May, 2014 | 0

Here is a video of the seal release thanks to Adrian Miller and Guernsey Press.

If you missed the story of the seal release then here it is again -

Friday the 23rd May was not only a joyous and wonderful day for the team at the GSPCA, but also filled with tears and hope.

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Seal pups Trinity and Eden are back in the wild - Thank you to all involved with the fantastic release on Jethou

Submitted by Steve on 16:05, 24th May, 2014 | 0

Friday the 23rd May was not only a joyous and wonderful day for the team at the GSPCA, but also filled with tears and hope.

Grey seal pups Trinity and Eden who were rescued in January of this year were found very close to death and if it hadn't been for the rescue and rehabilitation at the GSPCA Animal Shelter in St Andrews, Guernsey then they certainly wouldn't have made it in the wild.

Yesterday morning GSPCA staff made preparations to release the young seal pups which were rescued separately earlier this year.

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Poor Pele got caught out in a football net - Caring for Hedgehogs this Summer

Submitted by GSPCA on 09:04, 26th Jul, 2013 | 0

It is a busy time of year at the GSPCA and Hedgehogs are one of the main species that are having a hard time.

Last night Night Warden Matt Hill-Smith was called out to help rescue a Hedgehog that was caught in a football net.

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