Injured buzzard rescued from riverbank

Abbey Park, Keynsham

Firefighters have rescued a buzzard with an injured wing which had become stranded on a riverbank.

Crews were alerted by the RSPCA which had been called in to help the stricken bird. The animal was on a stretch of the riverbank which was accessible only via a steep drop.

Two firefighters used ropes to access the riverbank before rescuing the buzzard in a catch net provided by the RSPCA. The bird was then brought to safety before being passed over to the care of the RSPCA.

It’s believed the buzzard had broken its wing.