Chick

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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23 August 2021

At the Nimbin Hardware and Building supplies last Thursday, two tiny unfeathered chicks were discovered in a pile of sand by workers, the tunnel leading into the nest had collapsed exposing the chicks. The chicks were warm and uninjured. Hawk and his work colleague set up a new tunnel using a section of poly pipe; …

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22 August 2021

Today is the start of #KeepAustraliaBeautifulWeek, which runs until the 28th of August.There are two key themes this year: ‘Dropped on Land, Kills at Sea’, and ‘Where Does Your Rubbish Go?’ These two themes impact the daily life of WIRES members and the rescues we attend. Entanglement and ingestion of non-organic substances are two major …

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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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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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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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5 April 2021

Ziggy is a Pheasant Coucal and was found sitting in the backyard calling loudly for his parents, sadly they never turned up. He was taken into care by WIRES volunteer Deborah and after examination where he was found to be in good health several attempts were made to reunite him with his parents but they …

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15 March 2021

After a storm last Wednesday Heidi discovered two Noisy Miner chicks had come to the ground nest and all in Spinks Park.  The tiny birds only had pin feathers, obviously not yet able to fly. They were examined at Lismore vet clinic and found to be in good condition considering their ordeal and was promptly …

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