Alderney Wildlife Trust have raised concerns for birds who may get caught in a large oil slick and there is a race against time to save the birds.
Some Guillemots have been found coated in the clear substance that is preventing them from flying.
Now Alderney Wildlife Trust is worried that the substance could be PIB which has been responsible for the death of birds in the past.
Roland Gauvain, trust manager, said: “They were approximately 1km north of Alderney and only 1.km south east of Burhou, our main puffin, lesser black-backed and storm petrel colony.
“Without an actual sample being taken it is impossible to say if this is PIB. The back-combing and gluing of the feathers seems very similar to the two dead birds we have previously recovered and had samples returned for.
“I have 10 years of recovering injured birds fouled and otherwise from around the island and having seen PIB first hand I am fairly confident that these birds have PIB or some very similar substance on them.”
Now the trust want to get the comunity to help out by helping them search for injured birds.
Mr Gauvain added:
“The problem with the Channel Islands is that with the size of our tides we may not see the results of it as the UK have done. Unless we can get samples in the water we can’t identify what type of PIB this is.
“Our greatest fear is that we won’t have birds washed up and the birds are dead, out at sea and that we won’t know anything about it until next year and beyond.
“We then would not have the evidence to put pressure on to get it stopped.”
The hawk that scares pigeon from the Wimbledon has been stolen, the bird was named Rufus and the owners are really distressed over the theft. Police has said that the owner had left the bird in the private car park with the rear window open.
You might be thinking how important is this bird? Well the bird has been trained specially to scare pigeon away from the Wimbledon tennis courts.
Right now there is a new bird that has been brought in, so there is no need to be worried about any droppings on your cloths. Rufus even has his own facebook and twitter.
The BBC had asked the value of the bird they said it would be around £250 but it just won’t be the same.
The latest Angry Birds export went live last Thursday and in its first few days and has already topped 10 million downloads.Angry Birds Space takes the familiar bird-throwing formula in a bid to kill pigs, and puts it into the setting of outer space – and includes new features such as gravitational fields and news birds – such as the Space Eagle.The game is available on Apple’s iOS, Android, Mac and PC and is either free (supported by advertising) or paid for – depending on the platform.
By playing in the parks, which will feature animal spring riders, swings, sandpits and a range of climbing towers with slides, children and parents will be able to access new features in the mobile game, as the Angry Birds creators try and fuse the digital world with reality.The first Angry Birds park will open at the end of April at the Sarkanniemi Amusement Park in Finland.
Angry Birds has been downloaded more than 700 million times and its biggest market is the US, closely followed by China.Last year it was the most popular paid-for app on Apple’s App Store. The game, now also available as a web app, is played by more than 30 million people a day for a total of 300 million minutes.
Christopher Searle had 21 dead birds stored in jars and 16 live wild birds at his home in Braunton, Devon.
He also admitted a charge of not providing the wild birds with a suitable environment and a similar charge relating to two doves, seven hens, a cockerel, two cockatiels and two pigeons.
Searle further admitted a charge of possessing four drop traps and a spring trap and two charges of not providing a rabbit and a pigeon with an adequate diet.
He said his client had suffered from mental illness for the past 40 years and asked magistrates to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be done.
Magistrates agreed and the case has been adjourned until April 11.
The birds found in his possession included greenfinches, chaffinches, a bullfinch, a goldfinch, a woodpecker and a song thrush.
You heard it right, rare birds have been put into a jail in Northern Ireland in an attempt to prevent them from going extinct.
The environment they have been put into is a nice safe place for the birds to roam around without being threatened by predators, also there is plenty of insects for the birds to eat, it is a secure natural environment for the birds, having rich soil that has not used any chemical’s.
This method to secure the birds has proven to be successful in the past, and has saved the Lapwings once before and now it must do it again.
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