Together with marine mammals, seabirds are not regular visitors to this Rescue. Being based inland, the only seabirds admitted have been adults and juveniles. One being a juvenile gannet which had been blown 70 miles off course from Bempton Cliffs.
A trip to the seaside may find you tending an orphaned gull or other seabird. Always have your own safety in mind.
An incoming tide can quickly cut you off
The beak of many seabirds, especially gannets, are lethal. Protect yourself and protect your EYES !
The diet of all seabirds is fish. However small, orphaned seabirds can be given mashed dog/cat food mixed with water as a temporary measure only.
There are a number of Rescuers along the East Coast and should you find an orphaned or injured seabird please contact Whitby Wildlife Sancturary who keep numbers of local Rescuers or may accept the bird if you are able to take it to them. Either way, I am sure they will help.
On the 1st April, a female hedgehog was admitted with lacerations and a broken leg. These were caused by a dog attack. The leg had to be amputated
The Wildlife Orphanage has had an influx of small hedgehogs over the last few weeks. These are the Autumn Juveniles, born late in the year. They are often seen out in daytime and looking a bit wobbly. Please act quickly if you see one as they go downhill rapidly.
With winter just around the corner, these little hogs will be just too light for hibernation. They need to put on lots of weight to see them through the winter.
If you see a tiny hedgehog roaming about, often in daylight,
Please ring 0771 1883072 for advice.