Chick

Royal Spoonbill reunited after falling from nest

On Monday 16 May John arrived at work to find a baby Royal Spoonbill on the ground. It had fallen from its nest located high up in a very tall pine tree.The school where John works is near Alstonville Vet Clinic so he bundled the little one up and took it there to be examined.Fortunately, …

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Topknot pigeon chick in trouble

Steve was out for a morning walk when he came across this little  Topknot pigeon on the ground. He looked around but could not locate any parent birds He gently scooped it up and contacted WIRES. The little bird was examined and kept in WIRES care overnight to make sure it wasn’t injured. The following …

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Juvenile Channel-billed Cuckoo in WIRES care

Jayen watched in dismay as Crows relentlessly attacked a juvenile bird in a tree on his Myocum property. When it finally came to the ground on New Year’s day the young bird was exhausted as Jayen gently scooped it up with a towel and called Wires. Thinking  it was a hawk because of its big …

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For this New Years resolution become a wildlife carer or rescuer.

For this New Years resolution become a wildlife carer or rescuer.Here are a few reasons why:• Over 100,000 calls for wildlife rescue advice and assistance are made annually to WIRES Rescue Office, resulting in hundreds of animals in daily need of rescue. Despite the amazing work current volunteers do, we never have enough volunteers to …

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Kristy did not hesitate when she found this little fledgling bird in the middle of the road

Kristy did not hesitate when she found this little fledgling bird in the middle of the road at Casino. The fledgling was alert, even though it was bleeding around the beak and under one eye,  too young to fly it was terrified. Once in WIRES care it was identified as a little Olive-backed Oriole, the …

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Two Little Falcon chicks blown out of nest in a severe storm

Two Australian Hobby chicks were discovered by Tom at Cooorabell following a severe storm in the evening of 4th December. One chick had landed on a roof and the other on a concrete path.WIRES volunteer Andrew responded to the call and took the chicks to Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital where the chicks were examined. A …

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Severe weather forecast playing havoc with our Wildlife

BOM has forecast  a severe weather outlook for the 2021-22 Summer season, and already severe storms and heavy rain is playing havoc with our wildlife, in particular our native birds. Newly fledged birds are often found on the ground after torrential rain. They become wet and bedraggled and do not have the flight strength to …

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Tawny Frogmouth chicks in care

Tawny Frogmouth are well known for building flimsy nests and with this season of heavy rain and strong winds many of their chicks have ended up on the ground. It is normal for fledglings to be on the ground briefly or in strange position like verandas and poles. As long as they’re older and are …

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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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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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