A perfect time to volunteer
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.
Rainbow Lorikeet chick.