We’ve been so busy, so here is a brief update – Jan 2012

19th January; report of juvenile trapped in sluice at Hendre Park Lake; attended, but no problem found.
20th January; territorial dispute at Flaxley, Gloucs. Pair driven from their home of many years; female died as a result of flying into power lines and male recovered from nearby meadow – very forlorn – taken into care.
22nd January; Cob with fishing line at Pwll-y-Waun, Porthcawl. Unable to catch, but later appeared to free itself.
Gull caught in fishing line at Eastville Park, Bristol; freed by m.o.p. who stripped off and went in for it; well done brave man.
Territorial dispute at Cwmbran Boating Lake.
25th January; Call from Celtic Manor re juvenile with broken leg (probable golf ball impact – its happened before!); attended but unable to catch – he can fly perfectly well.
26th January; to St. Georges Park Bristol – juvenile not feeding because he was found to have fishing line forming a chip strap; resolved in situ.
27th January; Tawny Owl with severe muscle strain in one wing/shoulder as a result of prolonged suspension from branch of tree by fishing line – R. Sirhowy, Blackwood.
28th. January; grounded juvenile at Caldicot – collected and released at Cosmeston.
Collapsed juvenile bottom of Guinea Street BS2. – to National Swan Sanctuary next day.

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