A GANNET which was blown from the sea into a Burnham-on-Sea garden is on the road to recovery thanks to Secret World Wildlife Rescue.

The lone gannet fell victim to the severe weather conditions during Storm Ali last month but was rescued by the East Huntspill wildlife charity.

Miraculously, the large white bird was only found to be suffering from fatigue and had managed to avoid any other serious injuries.

Animal carer Katie Gibbs assessed the bird when it arrived at the centre.

She said: “The recent weather changes have proved troublesome for humans, let alone wild animals.

"When the wind picks up, coastal animals tend to be hit the hardest and that was the case for this gannet.

“When he came into the centre we gave him plenty of fluids and warmed him up before placing him in a pen to get some rest.

"After a five-star stay at Secret World, we transferred him to RSPCA West Hatch for him to mix with other birds in their pre-release facilities before being released back into the wild.”

The 26-year-old charity rescues over 5,000 animals each year and admitted 212 water birds last year.

Some of the more specialist sea birds it successfully rehabilitates head to RSPCA West Hatch before finally being released.

In the event of an animal emergency please call Secret World on 01278 783256.