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.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Cooking oil contaminated gulls released back into the wild

Scotland’s animal welfare charity the Scottish SPCA has recently released nine gulls which had been contaminated by cooking oil in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.
They were alerted to the oiled birds on 14 January by a concerned member of the public.
Animal rescue officer Michelle Mann recovered the birds in Peterhead. They were then transported south to Tayside where animal rescue officer Beverley O’Lone collected the birds and helped them complete their 150 mile journey to our National Wildlife Centre at Fishcross.
Manager of the wildlife centre, Colin Seddon said, “We recently received nine birds which had been severely contaminated with cooking oil.

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