West Sussex Wildlife Protection were called to rescue a swift trapped in the eves of a house in Climping Street, Climping. However, the high eves of the building meant the group’s ladder would not reach, and they had to resort to calling the fire brigade.
In under an hour one swift was very grateful for its swift rescue, and the exhausted bird was taken to Alphapet Veterinary Clinic, West Meads for a check up and later released.
Simon Wild a spokesman for of West Sussex Wildlife Protection said:
“This swift had only arrived yesterday having flown from equatorial or southern Africa. They have one of the longest migrations of any bird and so it was wonderful to see it rescued.
“I know East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were recently consulting the public as to whether to continue with bird rescues, but I am sure the public here will be fully supportive of our West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service carrying out difficult bird rescues.”