A per­fect time to vol­un­teer

Maroochy Weekly - - NEWS - DONNA BREN­NAN

Spring­time is a great time to de­cide to be a wildlife vol­un­teer. There are so many baby birds need­ing care and WILVOS are al­ways keen to train new wildlife car­ers.

To me, one of the most re­ward­ing as­pects of wildlife re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion is the shar­ing of knowl­edge. Working with an ex­pe­ri­enced carer gives new WILVO mem­bers con­fi­dence to start on their jour­ney.

One of our wildlife car­ers, who had not cared for very young lori­keets in the past, was given two lit­tle rain­bow lori­keet eggs. Bron­wyn quickly set up one of the WILVO brood­ers, which are avail­able for loan, and waited non-too op­ti­misti­cally for the eggs to hatch. One did hatch and has grown into the cutest chick. At first it looked like a mini-mar­tian, but when I saw it this week it was dis­play­ing the be­gin­nings of the beau­ti­ful blue, green and orange feath­ers.

Any­one in­ter­ested in be­com­ing a wildlife carer, or maybe just want­ing to make some en­quiries, can visit the WILVOS web­site and email through to our mem­ber­ship sec­re­tary for more in­for­ma­tion.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

Rain­bow Lori­keet chick.

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