Sad news I’m afraid….RSPCA came to see him today and decided he ought to see their vet, when they picked him up (in a swan carrier) they said he didn’t weigh very much. The intention was that he would be taken to a bird sanctuary to recuperate. However, Paul Blyth received a phone call this afternoon and it seems that Percy was in quite a bad way – elderly, arthritic, and possible kidney failure. They said it would be best if he was put to sleep, so Paul agreed.
Percy had been in the village for over 2 years now, and he certainly brightened us up with his colourful plumage, we will miss him.