Rescue

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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4 August 2021

Harry the kookaburra was rescued after being found near the road by a caring member of the public, Mitch. Harry had suffered a fractured wing, he was also concussed and in shock.     Harry’s fracture was complicated and once stabilised in WIRES care he was taken to Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital where skilled veterinarian Dr Bree conducted …

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July 29 2021

This year from February through to July WIRES Northern Rivers have rescued ten Topknot pigeons, this is an increase than in previous years. They have ranged in age from chicks to adult birds. Two of the ten Topknot pigeons needed to be euthanised, one due to severe injuries from being hit by a car, the …

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16 July 2021

When Brian arrived at work this morning at Kyogle BWS bottle shop, he found the shop in a terrible mess, things knocked over and lots of broken bottles all over the floor. His immediate thought was the shop had been broken into and vandalised. As he looked around the shop he realised that a set …

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7 July 2021

At the end of March, WIRES Northern Rivers was called to rescue a flying-fox entangled on barbed wire in Numulgi. She was taken to Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital as her injuries were so serious we didn’t know if she could be saved. The x-ray to check for bone injuries revealed that “Numulgi” was pregnant. Flying-foxes …

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3 July 2021

Early in the morning on 5 April WIRES received a call from a member of the public in Brunswick Heads concerned about a Ringtail possum and joey on the ground in her yard.Possums are nocturnal so something was amiss. WIRES volunteer Catherine arrived on site and was easily able to contain Mum Ringtail and joey.An …

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