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Sassy the saw shelled turtle

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Saw-shelled turtle image by Sharon McGrigor This Saw shelled turtle was brought in to care after it had been caught on a fishing line. Lismore Veterinary clinic operated on the turtle and removed a fishing hook from it's throat. It was kept in care for some time, untill the carer was sure it could feed itself with no problems, and the throat had healed.  read more

Wedge-tailed Fledgling

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wedge-tailed Eagle image by Llyris Wood Thanks to the sharp eyes of a tour bus operator, this fledgling Wedge-tailed Eagle was spotted on the ground near Ulong, in the hills west of Coffs Harbour.  read more

Caring motorist rescues kestrel

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Nankeen Kestrel image with thanks to Neil RyeLate last week Neil, a caring motorist, was travelling between Wellington and Orange in central western NSW when he saw an injured bird of prey in the middle of the road.  read more

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


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