A bird of prey gave rescuers a good workout at a sports centre in Eastbourne tonight (Friday 19th September). The sparrowhawk flew inside the large sports hall at Eastbourne Sports Park off Cross Levels Way Eastbourne on Thursday 18th September after chasing a starling inside. Staff at the sports hall left doors open but the hawk was not leaving so they called out volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) for help. Thursday night rescuers had to wait for the evenings sports activities to finish before they could start their rescue mission which kept the rescuers busy till midnight where the mission was put on hold till the following night.
A children's toy has been used to rescue a sparrowhawk trapped in the warehouse of City Electrical Factors in Bell Lane, Uckfield, last night.
Volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) based at Whitesmith, were called out yesterday afternoon after a sparrowhawk flew inside the warehouse in Uckfield. Rescuer Kathy Martyn attended on site but due to the height of the roof, decided it would be best to try a night time capture.