Birds

14 August 2021

MAGPIE NESTING SEASON Magpie nesting season is here again. During this period the natural behaviour of the male magpie is to protect their young from what they see as threats. Male magpies demonstrate defensive behaviour only when they have eggs or chicks in the nest and this usually lasts from 4 – 6 weeks. Most …

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4 August 2021

Harry the kookaburra was rescued after being found near the road by a caring member of the public, Mitch. Harry had suffered a fractured wing, he was also concussed and in shock.     Harry’s fracture was complicated and once stabilised in WIRES care he was taken to Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital where skilled veterinarian Dr Bree conducted …

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July 29 2021

This year from February through to July WIRES Northern Rivers have rescued ten Topknot pigeons, this is an increase than in previous years. They have ranged in age from chicks to adult birds. Two of the ten Topknot pigeons needed to be euthanised, one due to severe injuries from being hit by a car, the …

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5 June 2021

Join us for World Environment Day Saturday 5th June at Lismore Environment Centre, Pride Plaza, cnr Magellan and Molesworth Street, next to the transit centre in Lismore.  World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. The theme for World Environment Day 2021 is ‘Ecosystem Restoration’. …

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22 May 2021

Today is World Biodiversity Day! The term Biodiversity refers to the myriad of ways different species and communities of living creatures – plants, insects, humans – interact with each other and make our planet habitable.The United Nations first created the event in 1993, where their aim was to promote awareness about biodiversity, sustainability and climate …

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9 May 2021

A young lady on her way to work between Corndale and Clunes noticed a Kookaburra by the side of the road in the grass. As she passed she thought it was odd that the bird didn’t fly off, and although she was already late for work she went back. She quickly realised something was wrong …

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3 May 2021

Adrianna came home from work late one afternoon to find a Magpie lying on the ground, the poor bird was unable to fly and appeared to have hurt her left leg. Adrianna is very fond of all her wildlife and straight away contacted WIRES. WIRES volunteer Locky responded to the call and the Magpie was …

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29 April 2021

The month of April has seen an unusual high number of Tawny Frogmouths come into care with WIRES Northern Rivers, so far we have rescued 35 and many of those have been hit by cars. The Tawny Frogmouth is nocturnal and from dusk they fly slowly and silently though the night in search of prey …

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28 April 2021

In late March a nest was found on the ground, two little chicks were alive, sadly one had already perished.  WIRES was contacted and the two survivors were brought into care. They turned out to be Magpie-larks. Once hydrated, attempts to reunite the two with the parent birds failed, the parent birds could not be …

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26 April 2021

Thousands of animals are badly injured each year as a result of entanglement in or contact with barbed wire. We frequently attend rescues where native animals are caught and tangled in netting and fencing. Nocturnal animals such as bats, gliders and owls are particularly susceptible and are often entangled when flying towards flowering or fruiting …

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