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Plucky Razorbill recuperating with RSPCA staff at the West Hatch rescue centre near Taunton.<br />
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A miracle survivor from storm lashed Portland beach in Dorset - This Razorbill was rescued alive from the wire shingle cages of the battered sea defences.<br />
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A plucky razorbill bird has had an amazing escape after it was found trapped inside a wire cage that makes up sea defences having been washed into by the recent storms.<br />
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The helpless sea bird was swept into the gabion - a large cage filled with rocks and shingle to stabilise the shoreline - by powerful 30ft waves.<br />
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Wildlife volunteers found it wedged inside as they picked up about 100 dead sea birds that had died as a result of the winter storms from off the beach at Chiswell Cove, Portland, Dorset.<br />
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The puffins, guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes have perished because heavy seas have meant they have been unable to hunt for fish.<br />
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The stranded razorbill was found alive from the gabion and taken to an RSPCA centre to recuperate.<br />
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Angela Thomas, an assistant warden at the Chesil Bank and Fleet Nature Reserve, said: "The force of the waves had emptied the shingle from the metal cage, but somehow a razorbill had become trapped inside.<br />
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"It was hard to get it out, it would not have escaped without our help, so we're glad we managed to spot it."