Blue-faced Honeyeater nestling was rescued after the palm tree its nest was in fell over in strong winds.
Blue-faced Honeyeater nestling was rescued after the palm tree its nest was in fell over in strong winds. Samantha Elley

Mum and baby reunited after home destroyed

THIS very late in the season Blue-faced Honeyeater nestling was rescued after the palm tree its nest was in fell over in strong winds. The homeowner called WIRES and a volunteer carefully checked the chick for injuries.

It was given the all clear and when the weather cleared, it was taken back to reunite it with its family.

A substitute nest was securely tied into a nearby pony-tail palm, which provided protection from the wind as well as from the local currawongs and noisy miners.

The rescuers stood out of sight to watch while the chick called and the parents answered.

It wasn’t long before the parent bird flew in and sat in the nest with her returned chick.

The very best outcome for the bird family and WIRES carers.



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