Earlier in the week, GuernseyGulls was very pleased to give a short presentation on its gull research work to the staff of the Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA). Every year the GSPCA handles around 50 gulls with various sicknesses or injuries. After care and treatment many of these gulls are rehabilitated and are able to be released back in to the wild. For several years gulls have been colour ringed before release to determine survival rates. It is very pleasing to report that through this work we know that many rehabilitated gulls are able to resume their lives normally and we have several examples of birds that have even managed to complete migrations to and from Portugal or France following release after care and treatment.
The GSPCA report on this visit can be found on the Society's excellent web site:-
Gulls Ringed and Ready for Release at GSPCA