Star­ling’s lucky es­cape

Western Daily Press (Saturday) - - News -

A TEMPT­ING fat ball proved too at­trac­tive to a hun­gry star­ling which got trapped in­side a metal bird feeder in Bridg­wa­ter, Som­er­set.

Thank­fully for the bird, Se­cret World Wildlife Res­cue freed it af­ter they were alerted to its plight by a mem­ber of the pub­lic.

The star­ling at­tempted to reach the bird feeder by squeez­ing through the bars, leav­ing it un­able to get out.

Ash­leigh Owen, one of Se­cret World’s an­i­mal car­ers, re­leased the bird from the cage and as­sessed it for any in­juries.

“Luck­ily, the only thing that was in­jured was his pride,” said Ash­leigh.

“It’s al­ways nice when you can free an an­i­mal and find that they have no in­juries. He was a very lucky star­ling.”

The bird’s res­cuer kindly took him back to the gar­den where it was found, to be re­leased back into the wild.

The bird will join its fel­low star­lings as they be­gin the mur­mu­ra­tions – a won­der­ful sight over the Som­er­set moors as star­lings group to­gether for the win­ter.

Se­cret World An­i­mal Res­cue Cen­tre

The hun­gry star­ling be­came trapped in­side a metal bird feeder

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