Over 200 affected guillemots and razorbills were rescued from the south coast of England and brought to RSPCA West Hatch for cleaning following the spillage of a contaminant in early February 2013.
Birds were treated by experienced staff using a pre-wash application of margarine and liquid vegetable oil.
This was followed by careful washing with Fairy Liquid
A steady period of monitored feeding and rehabilitation follows…
Clean, happy guillies!!!
All images copyright Marnie Doble 2013.