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Peregrine Falcon covered in oil rescued from Caldey Island

A Peregrine Falcon covered in oil has been rescued from Caldey Island off the Pembrokeshire coast.

The bird of prey was found by a part-time resident of the island last weekend.

Caldey Island has a population of approximately 40 residents, and is home to varying numbers of Cistercian monks.

The falcon was returned safely to Tenby, and collected by RSPCA Cymru. It has now been transferred to RSPCA West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Somerset for rehabilitation and care.

The charity says the bird is badly contaminated by sticky oil, and is very underweight – suggesting the bird may have been in poor condition for a considerable period of time.

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