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Pheasant Coucal in care

“Rufus” is a young Pheasant Coucal and he came into WIRES care 5 days ago after a caring member of the public, driving along Broken Head Road, noticed the bird sitting by the side of the road. Even though she was running late for work, she turned the car around and went back to have …

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Antechinus found in swimming pool

Another juvenile Antechinus has been found in a swimming pool, this time at Richmond Hill. The little lady has been thoroughly examined and found to be in good condition considering her ordeal.  She is currently in care with WIRES volunteer Josef where she has  recovered from shock, been re-hydrated, and is now awaiting room service.  …

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Pied Currawong chick fallen from nest

This week WIRES Northern Rivers rescued the first Pied Currawong chick for the season.The recent windy weather caused the nest with a chick to fall.The chick was assessed for injuries and given hydration by WIRES volunteer Julie. The little chick was alert, noisy and had no injuries, all of which are required to achieve a …

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Superb Fruit-dove in care

When WIRES volunteer Julie was sent a photograph of a bird that had been found on the ground she was surprised to see it was a male, Superb Fruit-dove. They are rarely rescued in our local area and it was even more surprising to discover it had been found at Girards Hill in Lismore. The …

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Barn owl at the Principal’s office

Last Thursday WIRES was called to rescue a Barn Owl trapped inside a building at the Living School in Lismore. On arrival WIRES volunteer Julie immediately became aware of a Pied Currawong flying at the window where the Barn Owl was sitting on the inside, trapped inside the building. When Julie was informed that it …

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Baby Magpie falls from nest

Following on from our Magpie story from yesterday, another baby magpie has fallen from its nest.Fortunately the location of this nest was approximately 15m high and accessible to a cherry picker. Steve Cubis Tree Services frequently volunteers their time to help WIRES with birds that have fallen from their nests or need rescuing from a …

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It’s Spring and the birds are busily breeding.

Unfortunately not all baby birds stay in the nest, some fall out because they become too adventurous, or their siblings play a little rough, the windy weather is another cause or a predator bird may take them.Australian Magpies build their nests very high in the top of eucalypt or pine trees. If their chicks fall …

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Happy Fathers Day

WIRES would like to wish every father a very happy Father’s Day ❤ To celebrate, we want to talk about one of the great fathers of the animal kingdom… Tawny Frogmouth! Tawny Frogmouth dads share the responsibilities of parenting. Male and female share in the building of nest by collecting twigs and mouthfuls of leaves, …

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30 August 2021

Neil got quite a surprise when he found this tiny little critter clinging to his pool filter this morning. It was wet and shivering, so he placed it on his finger and sat in the sun so it could dry, then put it in a box with a towel and delivered it to WIRES volunteer …

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27 August 2021

It seems that Echidnas at Kyogle get into some unusual places.You may recall the Echidna from Kyogle BWS bottle shop in July, rescued by WIRES volunteer Rebecca.     Yesterday WIRES received a call from the Kyogle council works crew after they discovered that a hole in the surface of the road, suspected caused by a faulty pipe, …

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