WATCH: Scopoli’s Shearwater entangled in disposed fishing tackle returned to its natural environment

One of the two Scopoli’s Shearwaters that were rescued two weeks ago after becoming entangled in fishing tackle that had been dumped at sea, has now been released into its natural environment.

Birdlife Malta said that although these were fortunate to be found and rescued by members of Għaqda Nature Trust, probably the two birds had been entangled for some time and were exposed to sunshine.

Both were in a bad state of health and were taken to a vet and spent the last two weeks in recovery mode. Unfortunately, one died but the other recovered and was released into its natural environment.

Currently this is the breeding season for Scopoli’s Shearwaters where they frequent their haunt in cliffs.

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