Wildlifeprotection

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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8 July 2021

You may recall the story from late April when a very young Eastern Grey kangaroo joey was found by David on his way to work. Driving to work, same route, same destination, David glanced at the same dead kangaroo seen two days previously, still laying on the side of the road, but this time something …

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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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1 July 2021

From 1 July 2021, the shooting of Flying-foxes is banned in NSW.The Grey-headed Flying-fox is listed as vulnerable to extinction and WIRES works closely with the community to ensure their protection and preservation. Flying-foxes are keystone species in Australian ecosystems. They act as long range pollinators and are crucial for the long-term health of our …

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10 June 2021

A concerned member of public called WIRES when a resident Ringtail possum was observed coming down from a tree, jump onto the ground and then went under a bushy area in the front yard. This happened at 9.00am in the morning, broad daylight and obviously very unusual behaviour for a nocturnal and arboreal animal that …

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