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Reptiles and rubbish

Friday, August 26, 2011

Green tree snake entangled in discarded nettingIt is not only seabirds that are injured by discarded rubbish, reptiles are also often in our care after entanglement with discarded garden netting or even discarded cans.  read more

Kookaburra ingests fish hook

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

This is a sight our carers unfortunately see far too often. This Kookaburra was rescued from Rose Bay in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.  read more

White-bellied Sea-Eagle rescued and released

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Young White-bellied Sea Eagle rescued after becoming entangled in marine rubbish On the far south coast of NSW a few months ago a call came in to WIRES for someone to rescue a Sea-Eagle caught in fishing line. It was way down at Wonboyn Lake, about 40ks from Eden and well away from any raptor rescuer.  read more

Corella's in torturous tangle

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Corella image copyright Central Coast Express AdvocateIn March this year WIRES on the Central Coast was called out to rescue two short-billed corella's that had been tangled in the same discarded fishing line.  read more

Waif in the wind

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Feathertail glider image thanks to Janine GreenIt was early July when the very strong winds hit the far south coast.  read more

Helping hands for Hawksbill Turtle

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Hawksbill Turtle in care with WIRESWIRES on the far south coast of NSW took a rescue call about a beached turtle. The turtle had already been returned to the water by a kind local, but had beached itself again. Two WIRES rescuers, Felicity and Emma went out and found an exhausted and injured Hawksbill Turtle.  read more

Bye Bye Barney - Report from Sydney Morning Herald

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Barn Owl release image thanks Nicole VanderhelRead the final instalment in the Sydney Morning Herald - The Diary about the Barn owl rescued in Pyrmont earlier this week.  read more

Barn Owl goes back to the wild

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Barn Owl being released image thanks Nicole VanderhelWIRES Weddin-Lachlan member Jenny, recently received into her care a beautiful Barn Owl. The owl was found near Cowra, in NSW.  read more

Flood Rescue - Galahs

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Galah being washed image thanks Sue KrauseIt was mid afternoon, the day after the big wet, on the NSW far south coast, when Sue received the first call for ‘Galahs in trouble’ at the local caravan park. Guessing it may be a job for more than one she took the whole family to help and lucky she did.  read more

Fur Seal - Sleeps off a long swim

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Exhausted juvenile fur seal on Tathra BeachPictured is the male juvenile sub-antarctic fur seal who spent a few idyllic days on Tathra Beach, on the far south coast of NSW.  read more