A PENARTH resident became concerned after noticing a bird trapped inside a boarded-up building – with no way to let it out.

Dave Longman, who lives opposite the building which used to be a petrol station on Windsor Road, said he noticed a small bird had been constantly flying into an internal window since Tuesday, January 5.

All the ground floor entrances and windows are boarded-up, leaving residents unable to simply open a window to let it free.

Mr Longman said it was not a “pleasant” feeling that he wasn’t able to “get it released and free”.

“I’ve noticed that there seems to be other small birds also having the same problems on the right-hand side of the building too,” he added.

The building has been derelict for several years, and recently the garage front canopy was removed before Christmas, but no one has been back since.

Caerphilly Bird Rescue have visited the site but have been unable to get into the building yet, as doing otherwise would be trespassing.

Penarth Fire Station are attending the site as soon as possible to try and free the trapped birds, as well as RSPCA Cymru.

Calls of this nature can go through 999 as an animal rescue, or through RSPCA Cymru.

A spokesman for RSPCA Cymru said: “We are aware of a number of pigeons - possibly 10 - who appear to be trapped in a boarded up building on Windsor Road in Penarth. 

"An inspector has visited the area and there appears to be a way of getting in and out with holes in the eaves of the roof - however, there are pigeons inside the building who appear to be distressed as they have not been able to find a way out. 

"Extensive enquiries are being made to try and find the owner of the building - with further calls being made today. If anyone has any information please give our inspectorate appeal line a call on 0300 123 8018.

"If you find an injured bird or see a live bird trapped please call the RSPCA’s cruelty line on 0300 1234 999."