Young seabird rescued

Hermanus Bird Club

The new African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary at Kleinbaai has already proved its worth, reports Club member Lee Burman.

On Sunday, while working in her garden opposite Hermanus High School, a car stopped at her house, a guy got out and picked up a bird which, to her amazement, turned out to be a young Cape Cormorant (Trekduiker).

A young Cape Cormorant (Trekduiker) similar to the one found near Hermanus High School. Image: Charles Naudé A young Cape Cormorant (Trekduiker) similar to the one found near Hermanus High School.
Image: Charles Naudé

“Wolf, which turned out to be the guy’s name, and I tried to return the Cormorant to its normal habitat,” Lee said. But at the shore were no other Cormorants and the bird showed no inclination to move off the rocks – just stumbled around looking somewhat disorientated.

Lee took the bird with her, collected a couple of pilchards at The Fish Shoppe, then dumped the bird on a not too happy Club member Mike…

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