Rescue

Kookaburra chicks being reunited with parents

One of the most rewarding things about being a WIRES volunteer is to reunite young animals with their parents. Yesterday was no exception with 2 Laughing Kookaburra reunites before 8.30. On Monday a newly fledged kookaburra was rescued at St Vincent’s Hospital. It was heavily infested with mites. The young kookaburra when rescued was weak …

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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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Welcome swallows in care after nest knocked down

Four tiny Welcome Swallow chicks came into care after someone had knocked down the nest; we hope, unaware there were chicks inside. Anthony was on holiday with his family in Byron Bay when found the chicks on the ground. He contacted WIRES immediately and was given information on how to contain the little chicks. Shortly …

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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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Goshawk trapped on barbed wire

WIRES volunteer Deborah had the heartbreaking experience of rescuing a Goshawk off barbed wire a few days ago.Sadly thousands of animals die each year in the cruellest of circumstances due to barbed wire. These entanglements often leave members of the public and rescuers distressed due to the severity of the injuries to wildlife.All species of …

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Magpie chick found on a busy driveway in Byron Bay

Caitlyn was quick to react when she found this young Magpie on a busy driveway in Byron Bay, she took it straight to My Vet Byron Bay where it was examined and found to be in good health, no injuries but much too young to be without it’s parents.WIRES volunteer Sarah responded to the call …

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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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