Giant Petrel Rescue

July 20, 2012 by dyertrust

A team of DICT staff collected another Giant Petrel this week, this time the bird was found swimming around Kleinbaai harbour with an injury to the right wing. Dickie Chivell of Dyer Island Cruises braved the cold water and managed to catch the bird using a net. The bird was taken care of by an experienced team of people overnight and sent through to SANCCOB the next day. Unfortunately the bird sustained a fractured wing and as such had to be euthanized.

Rare sightings like this are always a reminder about the diversity found in the greater Dyer island area.

(15 July 2012)