Swans admitted with oil damaged feathers

Rescuers are investigating reports of oil in streams behind Tollgate School and Leeds Avenue, Eastbourne today (25th Feb 2021).

Two swan have come into East Sussex WRAS's care with small amounts of what looks and smells like a fuel oil on their feathers, but mainly around their rear and a bit on their necks. This oil destroys their natural waterproofing and will need to be cleaned off.

Rescuers are investigating the area to check for any signs of a potentially bigger incident.Reg Charity 1108880 www.wildlifeambulance.org

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