Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

WATCH: 'Lost' seabird rescued from Cornwall beach

puffin
Submit this page to reddit

6:29am 21st April 2017
(Updated 6:29am 21st April 2017)

A seabird not normally spotted on beaches in the Duchy has been rescued by a dog walker in north Cornwall.

Kaz Cox spotted the beautiful puffin in the middle of Crooklets Beach, Bude, over the weekend.

puffin

Realising it was in trouble, she contacted animal rescuer Sue Gear, who is now helping the bird get back on its feet.

And this new, heart-warming footage shows him on the road to recovery.

Sue says he appears to be some way from home - and was more likely to be heading to Lundy Island than Crooklets.

On her Born to be Wild Facebook page, she said: "This beautiful Puffin was found on middle beach between Crooklets beach and the sea pool this morning by Kaz Cox.

"I met Kaz in Bude while picking up injured pigeon and sickly hedgehog.

"Although it is looking great we have been watching and feeding him all and have noticed he has a head tilt, so I an now wondering if it has had a bit of a knock on the head??

"time will tell, I am really pleased I have got him to eat his sand eels, that's got to be a positive sign, fingers crossed for this special little bird".

puffin

According to the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, puffins are known as the 'clowns' of the coast with their brightly-coloured bills, bumpy landings and waddling walk.

They are usually spotted on cliffs and islands at scattered locations around the coast of Scotland, northern England, south-west England and Wales.

6:29am 21st April 2017

Share This Story

Submit this page to reddit
some great deals from pirate fm
was £150.00 £50.00
Up to 70% Off 3D Lipo

Up to 70% Off 3D Lipo £50.00

Contact Us

If you would like to submit a query or provide more information on this story please get in touch below.

Please wait...
  • Up to 3 JPG or PNG images, 2MB max size
  • We will always endeavour to credit you when we publish your pictures.
  • By uploading you are agreeing to this non-exclusive reuse, royalty-free, across all Pirate FM platforms, which extends to our partner broadcasters.
  • You retain copyright to all images.
  • If you would like to send us a video, please upload to YouTube or similar and paste the video URL into the message above.
Suggested articles
Trending
penzance train fire

WATCH: Fire at Penzance train station

Smoke and flames were seen billowing...

Top articles

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Make the most of the sun – thunderstorms are on the way

National News: The UK may have just enjoyed its hottest day in nearly 70 years, but don’t put away your jumper and brolly just yet as cooler weather and storms are on the way.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

Prince overdose: No charges to be brought after 2016 overdose

Showbiz News: No criminal charges will be brought after the death of pop star Prince from a fentanyl overdose almost two years ago.

King of Swaziland changes his country's name to eSwatini

World News: Africa's last absolute monarch, King Mswati III of Swaziland, has changed his country's name to eSwatini.

ECB looking into draft system for new 100-ball domestic competition

Sports News: The England and Wales Cricket Board want the new 100-balls-a-side competition to have a player draft with the organisation “confident” it can attract the world’s best players.

Asda slip-up sees shopper charged £930.11 for one banana

Strange News: Asda has apologised after one of its shoppers was charged £930.11 for a single banana.

Newer article

WATCH: Rogue traders targeting the elderly

Cornwall News: Warnings go out to Plymouth after a spate of cases

Older article

Man charged after Falmouth collision

Cornwall News: Two women were treated in hospital

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall