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Newcastle Oil Spill Rescue Efforts

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Pelican rescued in Newcastle oil spill image thanks to NATFAccording to the Newcastle Herald, earlier this week oil was pumped accidentally from a coal ship on Kooragang Island. The oil and water mixture was pumped into the harbour as the ship was "deballasting" to take on coal. The thick, black oil has coated rocks on the island shore despite efforts to contain the spill.  read more

Ringtail Joey

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Our Rescue Ambulance was called to Avalon on the northern beaches of Sydney to pick up this very young Ringtail Possum joey who had been brought in by the family cat.  read more

Kindness for Eastern Grey Joey

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Joey image by Melanie BarsonyWIRES would like to thank Robert and his daughter for staying with this little female Eastern Grey kangaroo and her mum after they were involved in a car accident at Casino.  read more

Grey-headed flying fox with divine intentions

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Grey-headed flying foxReported in the Sydney Morning Herald on August 9th was a WIRES flying fox rescue at Sydney Town Hall where Julia Gillard and Cardinal George Pell were among the guests of honour when at a dinner to raise funds for a celebration of the canonisation of Mary MacKillop.  read more

Whistling Kite Chick

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Image coptright Sandra ByrneThe Whistling Kite pictured came into care from Brooms Head. Our member at Broom, Stephanie was called to collect the chick after it had fallen from the nest during strong winds overnight. Stephanie delivered the chick to a carer experienced in caring for Raptors.  read more

Juvenile Echidna

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Photo and story copyright Sharon McGrigorEchidnas become more active in Spring and more come into WIRES care during this time.  read more

Wet and wandering echidna

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

This young female echidna came into WIRES care after she was found wandering around after heavy rain most likely washed from her burrow. She was flyblown, waterlogged and still dependant on her mother’s milk.  read more

Wedge-tailed eagle rescue and release

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wedge-tailed eagleWIRES NR received a call from Ken of Ruthven after he noticed one of the resident Wedge-tailed eagles was on the ground and didn’t fly off when he approached.  read more

Urban Quoll Rescue

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

WIRES was called in to rescue a rare spotted-tail quoll caught in a trap that had been set for feral cats in Erskine Park.  read more

Long journey for young turtle

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Macquarie Turtle copyright Nick Edards This newly hatched Macquarie turtle went on a very long journey for one so young. The turtle was found on the floor in the toilets of a Macksville service station, no bigger than a 50c piece. The truck driver who found it thought someone would step on it so he thought he'd call WIRES. Unfortunately he called WIRES at the end of his journey in Sydney and it went into the care of Kerry in the north shore branch.  read more


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