Gannet tangled on Grassholm Island

Annual October Gannet Rescue

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The RSPB wardens and helpers headed off to Grassholm Island yesterday to free the last of the entangled gannets, gannet season now finished for another year.

untangling gannets on Grassholm Island
untangling gannets on Grassholm Island

” Sarah Padmor – Yesterday we went to Grassholm island where 36,000 pairs of gannets nested this year. Sadly some chicks become trapped on the nest by plastic/fishing line that the adults have brought in from the sea thinking it’s seaweed. A real mixture of emotions as we were too late for some, but such a worthwhile thing to do when they are freed and can fly away. ”

2016 gannet untangling team
2016 gannet untangling team

 

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS LINK TO THE RAMSEY ISLAND BLOG TO READ THE FULL REPORT WRITTEN BY RSPB WARDENS, GREG AND LISA MORGAN