Injured swan returns home


After ten days in care, an injured swan which was found covered in blood has been released back to the wild at Wartling.

On January 9, rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) rushed to the aid of a swan covered in blood in a field.

The swan had a severe bleed from its lower beak, and as it preened it covered itself in blood. Rescuers Trevor Weeks MBE, Chris Riddington and Tony Neads rescued the swan and were able to provide emergency first aid to save its life. On Monday the swan was returned from specialists at the Swan Sanctuary, to be reunited with its partner.

“The swan was clearly excited when we got out of the ambulance and was looking round and you could just tell she knew where she was and was home again,” said Chris.