This tawny became entrapped on a builder’s string line by one wing. Before ringing the rescue number the home owner slowly and painstakingly untwisted the bird from the string line.
It was immediately taken to the vet where damage to the flight feathers on one wing was so severe four feathers had to be removed. After treatment I collected the tawny, together with the necessary pain relief medication, and placed it into a rehabilitation cage for rest. After a day in the cage it was evident it was not happy with being so confined and ready to be placed in the aviary for unfortunately months of rehabilitation whilst new flight feathers grew.
Much to the Tawny’s relief, after demonstrating it was fit enough, the end of July saw it being returned to the reserve opposite the home where the injury occurred. When the lid was removed from its carrier box, without a moment’s hesitation it flew straight and strong up into a gum tree. Freedom at last.
It is due to donations by people like Janis Jenkins that operations such as was needed for this beautiful tawny are possible. Thank you Janis.