A gannet chick which was found washed up on the beach at North Berwick is recovering after being rescued by the Scottish SPCA.
Scotland’s animal welfare charity was called to help the five week old sea bird after it was spotted in distress on the shore, probably after being knocked off its nest on the Bass Rock - home to over 150,000 gannets.
Named Jet by staff at the Scottish SPCA’s Wildlife Rescue Centre at Fishcross near Alloa, the chick is making good progress despite its ordeal.
Centre manager Colin Seddon said: “It’s unusual for us to receive gannet chicks as young as Jet because at this age they would normally perish at sea.”
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