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Storm Clodagh wreaks havoc on wildlife 02.12.15

BIRD and wildlife sanctuaries are reporting a high number of casualties following storms and flooding across Ireland at the weekend.
Swans, falcons, seagulls and wood pigeons were among the birds and fowl brought down by storm Clodagh which wreaked havoc across the country.
Seal pups separated from their parents in strong seas have also been reported among the injured.
"We have had many calls for advice from all over the country from Dublin to Cork, Connemara to Roscommon for our winged wildlife, injured by the stormy conditions," said Mary Joyce-Glynn of Galway and Claddagh Swan Rescue.
"Many gulls have been injured as result of the strong gusts particularly the black headed gulls as they are small and light."
A grey seal pup washed up after Storm Clodagh.
Ms Joyce-Glynn said the affected wildlife have suffered a variety of injuries including severe shock, fractured limbs and wings after being blown off course into traffic and other objects.
A swan was also blown into a manís back garden in Mountbellew, Co Galway, but was luckily uninjured and was later set free by the homeowner in a nearby lake.
Meanwhile, Ms Joyce-Glynn said a seal pup was washed up yesterday (Tues) at Salthill and is now in the care of Seal Rescue Ireland.
"The winds are still quite strong here in Galway so we would expect more casualties in the days ahead," she added.
Another rescue centre fears this winter could be particularly harsh for Irish wildlife.
Animal Magic Wildlife is currently treating a number of storm casualties at its Co Limerick sanctuary including black-headed gulls, a kestrel and wood pigeon.
"With the strong winds and incessant rain we are having, we are going to have a busy winter this year.
"(We) had a call out (Saturday) night from Kilrush in County Clare - an adult male kestrel with a broken wing.
"It is very worrying that the adults who are well experienced are struggling. It makes us wonder how this year's youngsters are going to cope," the sanctuary told its Facebook followers.
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