Tag Archives: bird

Rescuers rushed to the aid of a young starling stuck in the bottom of a fat ball bird feeder in a garden in Uckfield (18th June 2014). Volunteers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS), attended to the bird found in a rear garden on New Town, Uckfield.

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A local animal charity is urging people to check their fat ball feeders after a starling was found trapped inside a feeder in Langney, Eastbourne on Tuesday 25th June. The starling became trapped inside the feeder after recent strong winds caused the lid to break off allowing the starling to get inside. The juvenile starling was rescued by Trevor Weeks MBE of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) who came to the bird's aid.

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Worried residents contacted East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) after spotting a swan on the River Ouse at Lewes with fishing line hanging out of its mouth and attached to fishing weights.

Rescuers attended on site on Monday 22nd but were unable to catch the swan from the bank, so asked British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) if they would help provide a boat for the rescue. As the tide was low, the charities planned a rescue for the morning of Tuesday 23rd April. Overnight the weights came loose and disappeared, but it was clear from the swan's behaviour that there was something wrong.

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A Sussex animal rescue charity is urging the public to dispose of potentially dangerous fat ball feeders before they cause harm to wildlife.

This year East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) has rescued 3 starlings caught up in fat ball feeders, and is aware of other organisations having dealt with similar situations elsewhere in the UK.

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Volunteers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) have been shopping for birds today.

Rescuers were actually called out to Poundland on Terminus Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex on Sunday 29th July 2012 after a juvenile wood pigeon decided walk in through the open door of the store and get stuck!

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A bird used as a ball by a group of teenagers in Newhaven is recovering at our wildlife rescue centre in Sussex on Wednesday 20th June 2012.

A local Newhaven resident contacted East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) after taking a fledgling dunnock away from a group of teenagers, on Gibbon Road, using the bird as a ball and throwing it around to each other. The frightened bird was taken to WRAS carer Carrie Grace who nursed the bird overnight before admitting it to WRAS's Casualty Care Centre at Whitesmith, where the bird is now being cared for.

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A busy wildlife rescue charity is being inundated with calls from the public reporting escaped peacocks across East Sussex. Over the past 3 weeks the charity has now received more than 40 calls about peacocks.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) is only a small local charity run off limited funding from kind and generous donations, and says it doesn't have the time, funding nor resources to be dealing with these calls.

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Rescuers rushed to the aid of a young starling stuck in the bottom of a fat ball bird feeder in a garden in Eastbourne today (30th May 2012). Volunteers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS), attended on site at Priory Road, Eastbourne and used wire cutters to free the young starling from the encasing wire.

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Members of the public have called out a voluntary rescue service over 27 times believing a swan at the Pells Pond, Lewes, has been stuck in ice. Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) have sent ambulances out up to 3 times a day due to the level of concern which members of the public have had over the lone swan being stuck in ice.

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Members of the public, a council ranger and volunteer rescuers spent almost an hour trying to catch a duck with a 13cm long dart through its neck at the Pells Pond, Lewes, East Sussex today (New Year's Eve).

Trevor Weeks, Tony and Claire Neads from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS), were called to the Pells Pond, Lewes about 12.30pm on New Year’s Eve. Several worried members of the public helped the volunteer rescuers using long handled catch nets round the pond. Rescuers Tony Neads wearing a dry suit climbed into the pond soon followed by WRAS rescuer Trevor Weeks and Lewes Council Ranger Chris Kemp wearing just their ordinary clothes in a desperate attempt to catch the duck.

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