A caring member of the public pulled over, checked the dead mother’s pouch and found tiny Elsie curled up inside.
ACT Wildlife received the rescue call and logged the job with their volunteer team: “Baby wombat urgent pickup – cut out of pouch. Wrapped up, making warm. Called Rodney who will pick up. Update: female wombat joey delivered to Helen H. for care.”
Elsie weighed just 120 grams when she was found. She needed specialised feeding and care around the clock – starting with bottle feeding every 3 hours.
Fortunately, she has a fighting spirit and is growing well. Elsie will go back to the wild when she weighs 18 kilograms.
The Common Wombat is the largest burrowing herbivorous mammal. Wombats have special features for life underground including strong claws, powerful legs and a backwards facing pouch. Their burrows can be up to 30 metres long!
Sadly, many wombats suffer from mange, caused by mites living under the skin. Symptoms include fur loss, crusty and itchy skin, constant thirst and hunger, diminished vision and hearing. If left untreated mange can result in a slow, painful death.
If you see a wombat that looks like it is suffering from mange, please contact your local wildlife rescue group for advice.
The wombat is a fairly large, solidly built animal with a squat, round, bearlike body, small ears and eyes, and a large naked nose. Its thick, coarse fur varies in colour from sandy brown to grey and ...
Stay home with the world's fastest bird during Baby Bird Month.
The 367 Collins Falcon Live Stream is a window into the world of Peregrine Falcons. A web cam has been set up on a window sill in inner city Melbourne, where a pair of Falcons are raising three hungry chicks.
Eddie... covers male and female seeing as I don't know what sex it is...
There are baby birds everywhere at this time, this baby Butcher bird and it's sibling was at our local Dog park leash free area. Please take extra care with your dog they may not be as friendly as my girl towards wildlife.
Today marks the start of Birdlife Australia Aussie Backyard Bird Count! Check it out below 👇, and submit your counts until 25 October! #AussieBirdCountStart counting – the Aussie Backyard Bird Count starts TODAY!
You can submit as many different counts as you like throughout the week, as long as each count lasts for 20 minutes.
Today we will launch the Aussie Backyard Bird Count Broadcast - live on Facebook and YouTube! Join our Chief Counters and BirdLife supporters around the nation as we celebrate all things BIRD! ⠀ *We'll post the live video link to the Facebook event page when we kick off on Monday, so keep your eyes peeled for that*⠀ Run time by timezone:⠀ 12pm – 2pm AEDT (NSW/ACT/VIC/TAS)⠀ 11:30am – 1:30pm ACDT (SA)⠀ 11am – 1pm AEST (QLD)⠀ 10:30am – 12:30pm ACST (NT)⠀ 9am – 11am AWST (WA)⠀ *Don't worry if you miss the livestream - we'll be putting the video online for you to catch up later*⠀ #AussieBirdCount #BirdLifeOz #UrbanBirds #BirdsinBackyards #Birdata #CitizenScience #CitSciOz #cuppawiththebirds #birdingathome ... See MoreSee Less
Australian Magpies nest for four to six weeks a year during August to September, the male Magpie will defend his home vigorously.
Male Magpies swoop people because they are protecting their chicks, but also because the person walking or riding by reminds the bird of someone who disturbed them in the past. Magpies have very long memories.
Magpies build their nests in the outer branches of a tree, up to 15 metres above the ground. It is constructed from sticks and twigs (occasionally wire), with a small interior bowl lined with grass and hair.
Most Magpies don't swoop people. Females don't swoop at all because they are busy sitting on the eggs, and only 12% of male Magpies are aggressive. These few males only swoop for six weeks while their chicks are in the nest. Understandably, these dads are just being protective of their babies.
The best way to deal with swooping magpies is to avoid the area for the period they are nesting. If that's not possible, take an umbrella and protect your eyes.
Australian Magpies, Cracticus tibicen are very widespread and live in suburbs where there are trees and adjacent open areas such as lawns, golf courses and playing fields. For most of the year, Magpie...
Just make them your friend they are very intelligent
I have seen a few generations of Magpies where I live surrounded by massive old Pine trees They know me & don't ever swoop I am 83 yrs old & came here when in my late fifties so they should know me !!!!! xxxx
Their Indigenous name is Koolbardi
Ive got a resident pair in the tree next door and their chick has just hatched our. The male hasn't swooped at all. I love them!
Just love Maggie’s🖤🖤🖤
People need to stop whinging about magpies, they are lovely birds
I feed them and they never attack
They steal the wire coat hangers off my line 😂
Are very easy to make friends with.
Also one can make friends with all the local pairs.
Love these fascinating and feisty characters! I regularly feed partners and families all year round so I hope they do remember my face!
Befriend them- and they are YOUR friends for life! Give them a little canned dog food! Dad has to feed Mrs, and then " mind the kids" when she is on eggs again! I've had mine for over 15 years! " Kids" are kicked out about June/ July, ready for a quick " nest clean" honeymoon, then it starts all over again!!
Won't hurt you unless you hurt them don't throw at them
They remember faces and who throws at them
They squark at me to fill their bird bath in summer
Remember one thing,very family oriented,is the black n white member of the crow family,it mourns the death of a family member.so much so,road kill of one sees other family members standing by its carcus, putting themselves in the same position
World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health . @parks_foundation Wildlife Heroes project is working with @twogreenthreads to support the mental and physical health of Australia’s 15,000 volunteer wildlife carers through the Caring for Carers program . Rescuing and caring for animals is a tough job, full of highs and lows. Wildlife volunteers experience grief, burnout and compassion fatigue. They work 24/7, answering phone calls from the public, attending rescues, feeding orphans around the clock, preparing food, cleaning and treating injuries . Caring for Carers offers a range of resources to provide advice and support. Head to the Wildlife Heroes website to find out more: wildlifeheroes.org.au/caring-for-australian-wildlife-carers/ . . . #worldmentalhealthday #fnpw#wildlifeheroes#backyardbuddies 📷 courtesy of Doug Gimesy Photography... See MoreSee Less
Sadly for my birds, a family of possums has elected my backyard as their dinner box. I have 3 flowering natives all chewed up now. No more flowers for the lorikeets red bill wattle and other varieties that used to make my garden so joyful.
I put out a dish of bird feeder liquid,like Wombaroo.Not a cheap alternative,but does bring the blue headed honey eaters,they argue(usually lose) withe rain bow loriquets.
We have big problems with Indian miners no other birds left 😿😿What can we do ?
My organic edible garden is a habitat garden for many native critters.
Lots of baby birds are 'rescued' from the ground at this time of year, overwhelming wildlife rescue groups with perfectly healthy chicks to care for.
It is normal for some fledgling birds to be on the ground at this time of the year, learning to fly and hunt for food. They might seem alone and scared but if you watch them for a while you will see their parents checking on them regularly.
Our friends at Wildcare Australia Inc. have created this helpful information to help you decide what to do if you find a baby bird. It is always a good idea to call your local rescue group for advice.
Withover 25 years of wildlife caring I hated breeding time for birds , particularly Magpie season . Sooo many birds brought in by well meaning people that should have just left them where they were & monitored what was going on . Humans can never replicate what the natural parents pass on to their young .
Please read the notes they provide- there are things we can all do to help.
How about sending laminated information to councils to put up in areas of concern
Brilliant guys! spot on as usual, well done great info!
Many do not need our intervention parents are teaching them to do what birds do
Di Lophosaurus Birb
Junior here was too tired to get enough height back to his nest, so used the bucket (open top no wires, holes in base for draining) and put him in a tree after a few hours observation, safe from predators and visible to his parents nearby. After a little rest, he flew back home!
5 October is World Habitat Day . Not only is habitat important for humans, but healthy habitats are vital for our precious native animals as well. Bushfires, fragmentation of landscapes, and increased urbanisation all have damaging effects on our wildlife habitats. . Today on World Habitat Day, you can make a difference to protect wildlife habitats for our threatened and endangered species by becoming a @parks_foundation Habitat Hero . Habitat Heroes are a special group of @parks_foundation supporters who provide monthly gifts on an ongoing basis, forming a fund that we know we can count on as a steady resource for our important work . Habitat Hero monthly donations can help to: Increase the capacity of those who care for and rehabilitate injured wildlife Purchase high biodiversity value land near national parks that have been impacted by fire Plant native trees to help regenerate areas in and around national parks Restore wildlife corridors for threatened birds and animals and support species recovery projects . Learn more at support.fnpw.org.au/FNPW/Fundraising/FNPW-Gift-Items/Become-a-Habitat-Hero.aspx or click the link in @parks_foundation bio . . . #WorldHabitatDay#HabitatHero#becomeahabitathero#bushfirerecovery#HealingOurLand#fnpw... See MoreSee Less
4 October is World Animal Day . On World Animal Day we say thank you to vets, vet nurses and wildlife volunteers. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication caring for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. . Thanks also to all those @BackyardBuddies who show everyday kindness to the animals in their gardens and neighbourhoods. . . . #WorldAnimalDay#wildlifeheroes#backyardbuddies#fnpw... See MoreSee Less
Then some men with small appendages shoot them for sport....
Omg Cath... This must be happening at our place too!
Sarsha, these are the ones you get at your place.
That is gorgeous to see ❤
Push them out on song and prayer most survive
If you think these ducks fly a long way down try watching Barnacle Ducks or it could be Barnacle Geese i think its 130mtrs down they bounce off the rocks its ureal how so many survive that great height
In all reality their actually a small goose
And then they all come to my place and eat my grass. Grrr
Smart Mummy that.
This type of education is great. I had thought that they laid the eggs in long grass or deep foliage. We have had two pairs in our backyard under a gum tree near our pool. Here is a picture of the ducklings learning to swim...