Wildlife

9 May 2021

A young lady on her way to work between Corndale and Clunes noticed a Kookaburra by the side of the road in the grass. As she passed she thought it was odd that the bird didn’t fly off, and although she was already late for work she went back. She quickly realised something was wrong …

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3 May 2021

Adrianna came home from work late one afternoon to find a Magpie lying on the ground, the poor bird was unable to fly and appeared to have hurt her left leg. Adrianna is very fond of all her wildlife and straight away contacted WIRES. WIRES volunteer Locky responded to the call and the Magpie was …

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29 April 2021

The month of April has seen an unusual high number of Tawny Frogmouths come into care with WIRES Northern Rivers, so far we have rescued 35 and many of those have been hit by cars. The Tawny Frogmouth is nocturnal and from dusk they fly slowly and silently though the night in search of prey …

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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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26 April 2021

Thousands of animals are badly injured each year as a result of entanglement in or contact with barbed wire. We frequently attend rescues where native animals are caught and tangled in netting and fencing. Nocturnal animals such as bats, gliders and owls are particularly susceptible and are often entangled when flying towards flowering or fruiting …

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25 April 2021

Last week David was driving to work early in the morning in a fairly remote area when he spotted a dead kangaroo by the side of the road, sadly it was not unusual. Two days later, same route, same destination, he glanced at the same dead kangaroo still laying on the side of the road, …

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24 April 2021

Today is World Veterinary Day and we want to show our appreciation for all the veterinary practices who work with us for the wellbeing of our native wildlife. We could not do what we do without the help of vets all around Australia, who use their time and knowledge to provide medical assistance to our …

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18 April 2021

Truffle is a young Echidna, today she returned to the wild after she was orphaned last November when an excavator accidently excavated through an Echidna burrow. Miraculously little Truffle was spotted in the dirt. She had no spines, her eyes were not yet open and she looked just like a little ball of clay. She …

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7 April 2021

WIRES Northern Rivers have 2 Topknot Pigeons in care with identical injuries both have lost primary flight feathers from their left wing. The older seen with its topknot fully formed was found on the ground in an orchard at Broken Head, we suspect it was attacked by a predator. The younger pigeon was found on …

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5 April 2021

Ziggy is a Pheasant Coucal and was found sitting in the backyard calling loudly for his parents, sadly they never turned up. He was taken into care by WIRES volunteer Deborah and after examination where he was found to be in good health several attempts were made to reunite him with his parents but they …

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