An influx of birds keeps carers busy
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.
CUTE: Little wood duck chick.