Be kind to the re­gion’s wildlife

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE LOCAL | LIFE - WILVOS NEWS DONNA BREN­NAN

IT’S been the usual Christ­mas/New Year hol­i­day chaos with in­jured and or­phaned wildlife.

Our 5441 6200 hot­line has been busy with the usual tragic sce­nar­ios.

But on the bright side, I have been able to re­lease many of the fledglings. This means they can fly so much bet­ter and re­turn to their fam­ily.

Si­mone, the Bush Stonecurlew, has moved on to big­ger pas­tures in prepa­ra­tion for re­lease.

It was sad to hear that she did quite a bit of ‘cry­ing’ the first night in a new en­vi­ron­ment. Her for­ag­ing and hunt­ing skills were get­ting finely honed and she was a joy to watch as she grace­fully moved around the yard. Oc­ca­sion­ally she would run with her wings out and do a lit­tle dance.

It is hoped that 2019 is kinder to our wildlife.

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