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Seasonal Animal Advice

Read about some of the seasonal behaviour of native animals

Snakes - Shy and Reclusive

Friday, March 20, 2015

WIRES receives hundreds of calls from people concerned because they see a snake on their property. read more

Swooping Magpies

Friday, March 20, 2015

A swooping magpie is protecting its territory and nest, it will only act in this manner at breeding time and you will find that it is only some birds that will do this. It is usually as a result of previous perceived intrusion on its territory. read more

Ringtail Possums: worth a second look

Friday, March 20, 2015

Now that it is spring, WIRES – the NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service is receiving many calls to ringtail possums. read more

Tawny Frogmouths better by the dozen

Friday, March 20, 2015

Every year many WIRES volunteers find themselves inundated with chicks. Among others, we see many tawny frogmouth chicks. They come into care for a variety of reasons, sometimes a run of wild weather will contribute, other times there is no single recognisable cause for the influx. read more

Flying-foxes being impacted by cold and wet weather

Friday, March 20, 2015

Urgent Notice: WIRES has been taking calls from right across NSW to help with flying-foxes who are feeling the effects of the prolonged wet and cold weather during the last week.  read more

Flying-foxes and fruit tree netting

Friday, March 20, 2015

At this time of year WIRES is called to help scores of flying foxes entangled in fruit netting. read more

People and Plovers

Friday, March 20, 2015

Plovers or Masked Lapwings are fairly large birds, they have long reddish legs and large yellow facial wattles. They inhabit virtually the whole of Australia and are commonly found on the shores of swamps and lakes. They commonly inhabit large grassy areas often areas cleared for pasture or parkland. read more

Migrating Seabirds

Friday, March 20, 2015

At this time of year WIRES often starts receiving calls to rescue hundreds of seabirds found dying along the coast.  read more


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