Found one lost Gannet chick on the beach today. Not fledged, so no idea how it got there. Phoned Wildlife Rescue and they called around till they found someone to come and care for it. A caring Local Laws officer also helped in the phone search and was on hand in case of any dog interference. Thanks to Zoos Victoria Marine Response Unit the rescue was eventually achieved. The chick will be taken to Zoos Vic for a check up and released into a safer environment when old enough.
I just love how one small, fluffy, very lost seabird can be so cared about.
And would you believe, I’ve just finished a story about a Gannet. Got to bird-sit one up-close for two hours!
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