Re: birding-aus injured lorikeet

Subject: Re: birding-aus injured lorikeet
From: "Carol Probets" <>
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 18:33:12 PDT


I've only just logged on and as it's now 11.30am, I assume you've contacted WIRES or someone else by now. However it's worth remembering that the best thing to do in any situation like this is to put the bird in a box in a quiet, safe, warmish place and leave it alone for a while. Sometimes after a collision the bird will recover within a few hours. In any case, whoever you phone may not be able to pick up the bird for a while - WIRES and similar organisations are usually run by overworked volunteers. If it's an injury which requires immediate attention and you can't contact a wildlife care group, many vets will accept the bird until a licenced wildlife carer can take it.

Good luck,

From: lorne <>
Subject: birding-aus injured lorikeet
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999 09:38:54 +1000

Some terrific caring students I teach have come to me with an injured
Rainbow Lorikeet. It did the typical smash into a window trick, but
isn't too well. I've rung WIRES, but they're not on duty until 10am. Can
any Sydney-siders suggest anyone else who can be phoned????


Yours with some urgency.


PS - I'm at Castle Hill, north-west Sydney.

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