Australia is lucky to be the home of many different species of birds of prey and here in Northern Victoria we have most of them. This is one of the reasons I became a specialist in raptor care and rehabilitation as we see quite a lot of raptors come into care at Bohollow.
Bohollow Wildlife Shelter Inc is a non-profit charity
As Kirsty covers a very large area with her rescue activities, she is often out and about managing critters during the day and nights. Sometimes she is flat out with these rescues when her column is due in to the Waranga News, as is the case this week - and her many fans just have to wait until next edition! Talking to her briefly today on her mobile, she was cold and wet but still passionate about saving our wildlife.
Shearwater, otherwise known as a mutton bird.
One of the things I love about the wildlife work I do is that I never quite know what is round the corner. I never know what the next rescue is going to be, what challenges I am going to be faced with next and who my next patient in care will be. Life is always full of surprises and certainly never dull in the life of a wildlife rescuer and shelter operator.