An in­flux of birds keeps car­ers busy

Maroochy Weekly - - LIFE - DONNA BREN­NAN

THESE past cou­ple of weeks has seen an in­flux of baby birds come through the WILVOS 5441 6200 hot­line.

Some have been suc­cess­fully re­united with their par­ents.

We have to en­sure that there are no preda­tors such as do­mes­tic pets in the im­me­di­ate area.

It is not “na­ture” to have a na­tive an­i­mal killed by a dog or cat so we have to give our lit­tle birds the best chance pos­si­ble.

Just in the last cou­ple of days I’ve had a va­ri­ety of birds brought to my door.

There’s been a black-faced cuckoo shrike, a much-ma­ligned brush turkey chick, an adult emer­ald dove, and a lonely lit­tle wood duck.

Now the lori­keets have out­grown the hu­midi­crib, it is hous­ing a tiny blue-faced hon­eyeater and two newly-ar­rived feath­er­less chicks.

Along with the bird pop­u­la­tion and wal­la­bies and pos­sums I don’t have much time to pon­der on the pain of my frac­tured an­kle.

I’m sure that’s why wildlife car­ers are fast heal­ers. We can slow down a lit­tle but not for long!

As this busy time of year ap­proaches it is hoped ev­ery­one re­mains pa­tient and tran­quil, re­mem­ber­ing it is a pre­cious time to share with fam­ily and friends.

The fre­netic shop­ping for presents and food is a com­plete waste of time as peo­ple only have fond mem­o­ries of the happy relaxed times with their loved ones.

A won­der­ful time can be achieved with­out un­due panic.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

CUTE: Lit­tle wood duck chick.

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