Buzzard is on the mend after Chichester Cathedral peregrine battle

A BUZZARD who was attacked by two peregrines is recovering well at Brent Lodge Bird and Wildlife Trust.

The buzzard was flying close to Chichester Cathedral last week when the two parent peregrines attacked.

The buzzard, who staff believe is a female, is being looked after and recovering in the care of staff at Brent Lodge.

Emma Pink, hospital manager at the trust in Sidlesham, said: “The buzzard flew too close to Chichester Cathedral and was attacked by two parent peregrines. We are concerned because she does have a haemorrhage behind her left eye and she is also coughing up a bit of blood.”

Staff at Brent Lodge are keeping a close eye on the bird and are monitoring her. The buzzard has suffered some internal injuries as a result of the attack and is still struggling to feed by herself.

Ms Pink added: “She is doing absolutely fine, we think that the injuries she has suffered are due to hitting the two parent peregrines at speed. Hopefully the internal injuries will clot and she will make a full recovery.”

Staff at Brent Lodge Bird & Wildlife Trust want to thank the public for their ongoing support and would like to encourage people who find animals to call their 24-hour phone line for advice or visit their website if the problem to the animal isn’t life-threatening. Their phone line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

More information is available at www.brentlodge.org