As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Wednesday 14 September 2016

'Distressed' birds rescued after being blown off course

6 September 2016 at 10:25am

Two sea birds have been rescued from a Ceredigion village after being blown off course.

The Manx shearwaters were found in a distressed state at a pub in Tresaith following recent stormy weather.

The RSPCA took them to Gower Bird Hospital for assessment and rehabilitation.

Manx shearwater
Credit: RSPCA
The charity has received several call-outs recently about the welfare of Manx shearwaters, which they say is due to the time of year.

In 2011, more than 500 juvenile Manx shearwaters were rescued from the surf in Newgale and from gardens in Pembrokeshire after they were blown off course by 44mph winds.

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