wildlife carers look after rare Manx Shearwaters
wildlife carers have been looking after a rare breed of bird, which
usually spends most of its life out at sea.
Manx shearwater was found by a couple in their garden in Evercreech
who realised that it needed help and immediately called the Secret
birds usually only come in to land during the night to feed their
young which are reared in burrows in cliff faces.
the day after the team at Secret World collected this bird, another
Manx shearwater walked into a house in Taunton!
birds were assessed and treated at Secret World before being taken
to the RSPCA at West Hatch where they have special facilities for
Bryant, Animal Carer, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "For these birds
to be found inland is extremely unusual, especially as the breeding
season is over. Usually storms will force them to land but there
dont appear to have been any storms."
they rarely see humans, they dont have a fear of them. Many
of these birds, which pair for life, will migrate to South Africa
for the winter, travelling a journey of over 10,000 km. The oldest
known Manx shearwater is 56 years old which is a record for sea
was amazing to see them but right that we should pass them on to
West Hatch who have experience of caring for these incredible birds."