Mt Eden student takes birds under her wing
Baby birds in Auckland are getting another chance at life before they’ve even hatched.
Maddie Wood from Mt Eden will do whatever it takes and is using her own incubator to save abandoned bird eggs, then rearing them before being released back in to the wild.
However this isn’t a new venture for the 21-year-old. She’s being saving birds for many years.
‘‘I’ve always had a constant flow of birds, more or less like an equilibrium in which one bird is successfully released, then another one comes in injured.’’
Wood posted on Neighbourly.co.nz informing the community she is happy to incubate any abandoned eggs rather than them being left to die. This was after she was given some wild quail eggs by her neighbour.
Wood encourages people to be more aware of nests before they cut down trees as summer approaches.
‘‘They should be able to recognise signs of a nesting bird long before they discover the nest itself.’’
She recommends people leave nests in trees until the birds have finished raising their chicks or remove formations before they’ve finished building a nest.
Maddie Wood (inset) from Mt Eden purchased an incubator to save baby bird eggs.