Stricken bird of prey rescued from Sheffield roof

This majestic bird of prey nearly came a cropper after a run-in with a roof in Sheffield.

Friday, 1st March 2019, 8:49 pm
Updated Friday, 1st March 2019, 8:52 pm
The kestrel had to be rescued after becoming entangled in a roof in Sheffield (pic: RSPCA)
The kestrel had to be rescued after becoming entangled in a roof in Sheffield (pic: RSPCA)

Firefighters were called to the rescue after the kestrel became tangled up in the roof of a house.

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The kestrel had to be rescued after becoming entangled in a roof in Sheffield (pic: RSPCA)

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Thankfully, the bird was not seriously injured and is due to be reunited with her owner, from whom she had been missing since Tuesday.

The RSPCA today thanked South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue for coming to the bird’s aid, and proving that when it comes to the animal kingdom it’s not just cats up trees who sometimes need their help.

An inspector with the animal charity tweeted: “This poor girl was straying in Sheffield and had become tangled on a house roof.

Firefighters were called to the rescue (pic: RSPCA)

“Thanks as always SYFR for getting her down. She is being checked over by a vet and will be reunited with her owner through the bird register.

“She is rather exhausted but has no serious injuries. Thanks to her being ringed (and registered missing) with the International Bird Registry, I returned her home where she was grateful for some safety and food!”

The RSPCA said the bird had been reunited with its owner (pic: RSPCA)