Alice Simmons Reporter
STAFF at Secret World Wildlife Rescue had a busy week last week as a number of rare birds were brought into the centre as harsh weather conditions hit Somerset.
Animal carers at the centre in East Huntspill saw a number of lapwings, plovers and woodcocks which were badly affected by the snow.
The wildlife charity says birds are at greater risk of starvation and injury during periods of bad weather, and freezing temperatures can stop birds from feeding in their natural habitat.
A number of woodcocks, which normally feed on insects from the woodland floor, were also taken into the care of Secret World Wildlife Rescue last week.