Tag Archives: waterfowl

Volunteer rescuers started wondering why they volunteered for their jobs after being called to rescue a swan which had crash landed at a sewage works at Uckfield today. (Thursday 25th October).

Southern Water staff from Uckfield’s Water Treatment works called East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) after the swan was still in the tank after two days, concerned that it could not get out. Rescue Co-ordinator for East Sussex WRAS, Trevor Weeks attended on site to find his swan hook was 2ft too short to reach the centre of the tank so he was joined by Duty Co-ordinator Maz Marriot from Brighton to help out. » Read more

Volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service rescuers were called out by Eastbourne’s "Swan Watch" yesterday (Wednesday) after a cygnet was seen acting strangely and gagging with line hanging out its mouth.

WRAS rescuers were on site fairly quickly and luckily the cygnet came out of the water and rescuers were able to catch the cygnet fairly quickly. The line was no longer in the mouth but entering a puncture wound at the back of the neck. » Read more

Further to our previous press release, the cygnet has now had its surgery to remove the hook and the vet has given the cygnet the all clear to be returned to Langney Pond tomorrow (Friday). WRAS rescuers will drive to collect the swan tomorrow morning and return him to his family at Langney, Eastbourne. » Read more