Published: 6 March 2014
Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust were very pleased to be involved with a sea bird release at Berry Head. Approximately 20 birds, guillemots and razorbills, were released back to the coast after suffering in the recent storms. These were some of the lucky ones that were rescued and rehabilitated at the RSPCA West Hatch Centre. Sadly many birds lost their lives in the recent storms, suffering from starvation and exhaustion.
Noel Hughes, Countryside Officer at Berry Head National Nature Reserve, said “It was fantastic to be part of these birds’ release back into the wild, having seen sea birds washed up and suffering on the shores due to the storms. We collected birds from all around the local coastline and took as many as we could to the RSPCA. Some still lost their lives, but many have recovered and it’s brilliant to be able to see them returned to the wild.”