Secret World releases lapwings back into wild

PUBLISHED: 21:00 28 March 2018

Sarah Tingvoll releasing a lapwing.

Sarah Tingvoll releasing a lapwing.

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A group of lapwings have been released by Secret World Wildlife Rescue.

The birds were rescued by the East Huntspill charity during the heavy snowfall.

They were found cold, weak and close to death by members of the public.

After being taken to hospital rooms at the charity’s headquarters in New Road they were placed under heat lamps and monitored by staff.

Animal carer Sarah Tingvoll said: “It is not easy to care for these kinds of birds as they are so nervous, but by feeding them on mealworms and waxworms we have been able to get them back up to their normal weight and ready for release – it is the best part of my job.

“The ideal situation for any animal that comes in to us is to release it back into the wild.

“It was lovely to see these lapwings spread their wings and fly away.”

Secret World cared for more than 3,300 birds during 2017.

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