Boat the gannet chick being rehabilitated after getting separated from parents in high winds

The Scottish SPCA is currently caring for a four-week old gannet chick who was rescued off Bass Rock on the Firth of Forth following a sudden storm.

BoatWe have been looking after the young chick, called Boat, who became separated from his parents during bad weather in August.

National Wildlife Rescue Centre Manager Colin Seddon said, “Boat has been feeding well and is currently being cared for by the expert team in our seal/waterbird unit.

“We find that when there’s high winds gannet chicks can get caught up and dumped in the sea and that’s when they get into trouble because they aren’t able to fend for themselves.

“We’ll care for little boat for a few more months and, when he’s able to fly, we’ll release him back into the wild.”

Anyone who discovers an injured or distressed wild animal should call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.

Bird rescued by the Scottish SPCA being fed

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