We have seen no decrease in the numbers of birds of prey being hit by cars…Just in the last month we have received in a Boobook Owl, Black Shouldered Kite, Sparrowhawk and four Wedgetailed Eagles!
Unfortunately, the Sparrowhawk passed away during surgery to rescue his seriously damaged wing and the Boobook and Black Shouldered Kite will never be able to be released…
It is so important that everyone make an effort to pull over and remove fresh roadkill from the roads, just throwing them a couple metres (after checking the pouches that is) into the bushes can help save lives!
Many birds of prey are hit while trying to feed on road kill, people do not slow down and respect these birds need a couple extra seconds to get off the ground!
Thankfully to balance the incoming numbers of raptors, we have recently released five kites, a goshawk and an owl…Hopefully they have better luck with this second chance!
Please take care on the roads and respect our wildlife…
Our hopelessly in love Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Charlotte, and Galah, Pinky, took their rehabilitation to a whole new level in producing fertile offspring together!
The odd offspring, which have been dubbed ‘Cockalahs’ have recently moved out of the nest permanently and are now exploring and self feeding as young adults…Though they stick close to their protective parents and still occasionally beg for some food…But the young Cockalahs are very healthy and have suprised everyone who has seen them!
Both Cockalahs, from the same clutch, look completely different to one another, and are still too young to see if they will change colour with age as Galah’s do…One even looks like a giant Galah sized Cockatiel!
Many birdos have been surprised and stumped by the successful breeding as it would never naturally occur in the wild and has only rarely occurred in captivity by intentional breeding…
Ours however, were a bit of an accident with the parents bonded with one another by love and not for the sake of breeding!
Keep watch for photos of these two as they grow and no doubt change colour! 😀
Since the new year we have seen many new animals come into care, including this handsome Brushtail Possum, Rusty, who we found in our chook shed suffering Stress Dermatitis…
We have had three brushtails come in in just the last couple weeks and sadly several have been seen locally hit on the roads…
Please remember when out and about to always pull over and check the roadkill for orphaned joeys in the pouches! Then help the survival of carnivorous animals by moving the roadkill into the bushes to prevent birds like Eagles and Kites, and animals like endangered Quolls from being hit on the road while feeding.
Just by doing this very simple thing, you can help save so many lives!
Harry with a pair of Albino Blue-winged Kookaburra’s
Our two Tawny Frogmouth’s were only just released this past week after weeks of rehabilitation – they are now in perfect health and back where they belong, in the wild.