Tag Archives: bird

WRAS Rescuer Tony Neads was called this morning to the UK's largest and most secretive finch, the Hawfinch.

"It has a large and powerful bill and is an amazing colour, and much bigger than I was expecting” said Tony, "it was found in a garden in Etchingham, East Sussex, unable to fly. I delivered the bird to our Casualty Care Centre at Whitesmith for examination.” » Read more

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. » Read more

WRAS rescuers were called out by a gentleman who found a baby owl in a woodland whilst walking his dog. The gentleman took the owl home and called WRAS for help. WRAS founder Trevor Weeks, accompanied by rescuers Sue Archer and Plumpton Students Georgina and Rachel attended on site. The baby owl had food in its stomach and had pooed in its carrier so rescuers knew that it had been fed by its mum recently and was not abandoned. It is not unusual for baby owls like this to leave the nest and climb up and down trees, even from this young age. » Read more

A group of ducklings had a narrow escape this morning after being led by their mum across the busy A22 at Eastbourne. Unfortunately the mum was run over and killed but the ducklings scatters across the road panicking. Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) rushed to the scene and spent over 2 hours catching the ducklings on the grass verge and bushes whilst the Royal wedding was taking place. » Read more

Volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) have been working hard all day today (15 October) checking over 7 miles of streams, ponds and dykes in the Shinewater, Hampden Park area of Eastbourne after a major sewage leak. » Read more

A rather unusual but musical rescue took place this week after a heron became entangled in a wind chime. Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out after a resident at Palehouse Common, Uckfield discovered the tall bird flapping around in her garden. » Read more

Sussex Police called WRAS out to a very unusual owl found in the day time in the middle of Eastbourne on 29th December.

WRAS rescuer Tony Neads responded and found the owl to be a Long Eared Owl.

"According to the RSPB website they are not normally found in East Sussex" said Tony. » Read more

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service helped rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) to free a gull trapped and injured on a roof of a residental home in Hailsham this morning.

Grange Mead contacted WRAS at 7.30am this morning after noticing a gull caught in netting by their chimney. WRAS rescuer Tony Neads was on site within 30 minutes and decided WRAS’s ladders were not good enough, so assistance from the Fire Brigade was necessary. » Read more

Rescuers from a Sussex wildlife charity are issuing a warning to people across East Sussex to stop shooting birds after being called out to 5 birds in two weeks.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) has been called to five birds which veterinary examinations have revealed the birds to have been shot at... » Read more