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Secret World releases bird of prey injured by roadside

PUBLISHED: 14:00 28 February 2018

Animal carer Dan Bryant with the sparrowhawk.

Animal carer Dan Bryant with the sparrowhawk.


A ‘lucky’ bird of prey has been saved by a wiildlife rescue charity.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue took on a young female sparrowhawk which had been clipped by both a lorry and car on a busy main road.

The animal was discovered hunched by the side of the road by a passer-by who delivered it to the charity’s headquarters in East Huntspill.

Head of external relations Samantha Hannay said fortune favoured the young bird.

She said: “She was so lucky someone was prepared to rescue her and bring her to the charity for rehabilitation.

“It is great to see people value our wildlife and are prepared to go that extra mile for them.”

Staff found the bird had suffered bruising and an ulcer on her right eye.

So they carried out a course of treatment before being giving her the all clear and moving her to an outside aviary.

She has since been returned to an area near where she was found in Somerset.

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