Men at Work: Down UnderiTunes

Wessex FM News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01305 250333

LISTEN: First Guillemots to be Released off Portland after Sea Rescue

RSPCA

9:41am 28th February 2013
(Updated 9:46am 28th February 2013)

The first sea birds that were rescued off the Dorset coast a month ago are being released today (Thursday 28th February).

Over 300 Guillemots and Razorbills were found washed up on beaches in Weymouth and Portland covered in a mystery wax type substance. Most were discovered on Chesil Beach.

The RSPCA has since been taking care of the birds, cleaning and rehabilitating them so they can be released back into the wild.

The West Hatch Animal Rescue Centre in Taunton say they hope up to 30 of the now healthy seabirds can be released today following veterinary assessments to make sure they're fit.

They'll be released off the end of Portland near a Guillemot colony.

West Hatch Centre Manager Peter Venn told Wessex FM they hope to release all of the rescued birds over the next few days, click below to listen to more.

 

Sign up for the latest local news direct to your inbox


Share This Story

Submit this page to redditDelicious

dorset business directory

The Wessex Word

The Wessex Word

See the latest wrong guesses and win cash!

New Car Stickers

New Car Stickers

Grab your new localised stickers today!

The Bun Run

The Bun Run

Request the cakes for your workplace!

Book The Wessex FM Disco

Book The Wessex FM Disco

For your wedding, party or celebration!

Dorset Webcams

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county

Advertising

Advertising

Find out how to grow your business with us

Job at Wessex FM

Job at Wessex FM

We've got a brand new digital sales role