Reunite

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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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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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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