Fly paper traps robin

Recovering robin.

Recovering robin.

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A ROBIN discovered that flypaper isn’t just for flies when it became trapped in an East Sussex garden.

The bird had to be cut free and was admitted to East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service’s Casualty Centre near Hailsham.

The robin had to be washed to remove glue from its feathers but luckily didn’t lose too many feather through the ordeal.

“Amazingly the poor little bird can still just about fly, so we hope that after a few washes he will made a full recovery and we can release him before he loses his territory” said Trevor Weeks founder of East Sussex WRAS.

The charity is urging people not to use fly papers outside due to the risk to wildlife.

“It is not just insects which get caught on these but birds like robins and even bats too, many of the insect eating birds and bats get caught as they prey on the insects getting caught on the fly paper” said Trevor.