Somerset

Robin chicks survive 192-mile (309km) trip from Liverpool to Glastonbury

Robin chicks Image copyright Marlies Hebdon
Image caption Following their four-hour ordeal the chicks were named after The Beatles

Three robin chicks have survived a 192-mile (309km) road trip from Liverpool to Glastonbury on the chassis of a trailer.

The chicks were found sitting in their nest by driver Barry Dalton as he was doing a safety check on the vehicle.

Four chicks were found, although one named John, has since died.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue centre named the surviving chicks Paul, George and Ringo after The Beatles and will release them into the wild.

Mr Dalton said: "Sometimes we find old nests in our vehicles but we've never found a nest full of baby birds before."

Image copyright Marlies Hebdon
Image caption Marlies Hebdon, who is caring for the orphans, said the chicks had "come from Warrington but will make a home in Somerset"

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