Northern Rivers

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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26 August 2021

Native Wildlife & Rodenticides: A Deadly Combination     WIRES was recently contacted by Kate, she had found this Barn owl dead on the ground, with no sign of injury, no sign of reason why it had died.Sadly it is most likely a case of second generation poisoning and this owl is just one of many native …

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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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17 August 2021

Vera is a Swamp wallaby and was just 150 days old when she became an orphan on 16th June, her mum was killed in a collision with a car at Suffolk Park near Byron Bay. Very came into WIRES care late that night, she was in shock, but otherwise seemed alright. In the following days …

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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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6 August 2021

Jeff quickly called WIRES when he noticed a wallaby had been hit by a car out the front of his property at Rileys Hill, the wallaby had been killed on impact, but when Jeff checked the pouch there was a little joey very much alive within. WIRES volunteer Bess talked Jeff though how to safely remove …

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