Winds blow birds to care
Last week’s severe winds had wildlife carers busy attending to reports related to injured or displaced birds that had fallen from trees.
Sequin Lodge Animal and Wildlife Sanctuary owner Karlee Reeve was the first to receive a call on Wednesday.
She said overall there had been seven calls which started around midday and kept coming in until 6pm that day.
“Six calls were about chicks who had fallen from the nest, but the parents were still around and the area was safe so I helped those callers build makeshift nests which were placed back in the tree, where the parents promptly attended to their chicks,” she said.
“There was another call maderegarding an adult tawny frogmouth owl who was drenched and unable to fly but has since been released.”
She said there was also two fledgling willie wagtails who had to come into care, as the area they were found in was not safe.
“They are now beginning to feed and fly and will be returned to their rescue location shortly,” she said.
She said this was not the first time so many calls of this nature had been made.
“We had a similar situation to this one last year when a big storm hit in spring,” she said.
During any severe weather people should keep an eye out for animals in distress and call a registered wildlife carer as soon as they can.
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