Orphaned

Fairy Martin fledglings in care

Three little Fairy Martins came into care a few weeks ago after their nest was accidentally destroyed. The parent birds did not return to the site so reuniting them would not be an option. On arrival into care they already had feathers; their time in care would be fairly short. Fairy Martins are members of …

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Eastern Rosella chicks in care

Steve was working on a broken fence along the roadside in Lismore when he found a hidden treasure inside one of the fence posts, a nest of tiny little feather less birds and two eggs. Two Eastern Rosellas flying frantically above made it highly likely that it was their nest. Eastern Rosellas nest in the …

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Tawny frogmouth chick found on the ground

Olivia called WIRES for assistance when she came across a very young Tawny frogmouth sitting on the grass at Southern Cross University in Lismore. WIRES volunteer Julie responded to the call and was soon on site. Julie could see the parent bird high up in the tree sitting on the nest; there were obviously other …

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Masked Lapwing chicks orphaned in Byron Bay

Meet Fee and Fi, they are Masked Lapwing chicks currently in WIRES care after mum was killed by a car at Byron Bay. Fee and Fi were very young, cold, wet and calling loudly for mum and dad when they came into WIRES care and were immediately placed in intensive care. Masked Lapwings (or plovers …

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Alstonville High School industrial arts students presents WIRES NR with 3 nesting boxes.

After setting up an information stall at Alstonville High School Wellbeing day earlier this year, WIRES volunteer Julie was invited to the school last Wednesday, where she was presented with 3 nesting boxes made by the industrial arts students.    A huge thank you to Sarwood timbers at Wollongbar for donating the timber to the school, …

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Noisy miner chicks reunited with parents

Spring is just around the corner, and the first baby birds to come into WIRES care in the Byron Shire were found on the ground by Lea last Thursday. The sibling Noisy miners spent a couple of days in care with WIRES volunteer Deb. They were hydrated and fed whilst being monitored for any injuries; …

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Carnage on the road for ducks.

This week WIRES Northern Rivers has rescued 20 Australian Wood ducklings, all orphaned because the parent birds and siblings were run over as they crossed the road, or were feeding on the side of the road.Breeding season for Australian Wood ducks is September to November in the South, but in our local area of Northern …

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Its Puggle time again!

This time of the year female Echidnas may be carrying either an egg or a very small echidna in her pouch.Echidnas do not actually have a permanent pouch; instead they have contracting muscles in their abdomens, which forms a pouch-like fold. As both male and female echidnas can form a pouch in this way, it …

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Swamp wallaby release

Today is a very special day for a young Swamp wallaby named DD.DD came into care after DD and Deb stopped to check the pouch of a dead wallaby found lying on the road near Byron Bay last year. The little joey was named DD after her savior.DD’s time in WIRES care has been spent …

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Hastings River mice found clinging to pepples

Clinging onto pebbles in a puddle of water, these two tiny critters were rescued just north of Nimbin by Felix a week ago. Obviously too young to survive on their own Felix called WIRES. They have since been  identified as Hastings River mice, an endangered species due to loss of habitat. Once thought to be …

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