East Sussex WRAS rescuers Andrew Loftus and Charlotte Humphreys had a surprise when they turned up to rescue a seabird on St Leonards Beach to find it was a Red Footed Booby.
Rescuers were called out mid afternoon on Sunday 4th September. The amazingly beautiful bird has been washed ashore but has poor feather condition. The birds which are normally found in the Galapagos islands is obviously a long way from home.
Rescuers managed to catch the bird easily on the beach and brought it back to WRAS's Casualty Centre at Whitesmith for initial care. The bird is expected to be transported to RSPCA Mallydams Wood at Hastings first thing Monday morning for more specialist care.Share this!