Kookaburra chick reunited with its family, thanks to Essential Energy
Birds sometimes build nests where a fall by a chick is fraught with danger. One Kookaburra family regularly uses tall bangalow palms in the centre of Byron Bay, and almost every year, WIRES is called out to a chick found on the ground.
This little fellow was found under a tall Bangalow palm by holiday maker Ed , he called WIRES immediately and kept watch until WIRES volunteer Deb arrived.
After checking the young chick had not been injured by the fall, and ensuring the parents were about, Essential Energy were called to assist with putting the little one back in the nest.
The wonderful Essential Energy crew once again used their cherry picker to put the little one back in its nest, watched over by anxious kookaburra parents. It is now safe with its sibling, and hopefully will stay safe until it has grown its flight feathers and is ready to fly off with the family.
A huge thank you to Essential Energy for their prompt response and caring reunification of this little Aussie icon with its family.
Images by Deborah Pearce