Light­ning bolt puts corel­las all in a flap

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back in the wild in months af­ter a short con­va­les­cence at the Ber­rimah jail, where in­mates help nurse an­i­mals back to health.

He was less cer­tain about their emo­tional state.

‘‘Corel­las are very bright and very cu­ri­ous,’’ he said.

‘‘ Un­for­tu­nately if any bird is go­ing to tie them­selves in emo­tional knots over this, it’s them.

‘‘ Whether they will be scared to nest in trees again de­pends on what they make of the in­for­ma­tion they re­ceived.’’

Dr Cut­ter said that he tended to such cases only about once a year.

Pic­tures: MICHAEL FRANCHI

Crews work to clear a large tree that top­pled on to the Stuart High­way at Parap dur­ing yes­ter­day morn­ing’s wild storm and (be­low) ve­teri­nary nurse Bindee Davis is car­ing for three corel­las at the Ark An­i­mal Hos­pi­tal that were in­jured by light­ning

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