Thursday, 8 September 2016

RED-FOOTED BOOBY washes ashore in St Leonard's and in doing so becomes UK's first record

This adult brown morph RED-FOOTED BOOBY washed ashore at St Leonards Beach (West Sussex) shortly after midday on Sunday 4 September, constituting the first record of this seabird for Britain & Ireland. The bird sat on the beach for a couple of hours before a concerned member of public contacted a local wildlife charity. They unduly arrived and took the bird away to their rescue centre. Realising the enormity of their find, the bird was later transferred to a rehabilitation RSPCA unit in nearby Hastings for specialist treatment on Monday morning. As of today (Thursday), the bird remains in care but is improving. Release details will be announced at a later stage