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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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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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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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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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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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28 April 2021

In late March a nest was found on the ground, two little chicks were alive, sadly one had already perished.  WIRES was contacted and the two survivors were brought into care. They turned out to be Magpie-larks. Once hydrated, attempts to reunite the two with the parent birds failed, the parent birds could not be …

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