Effort to save baby tawny frogmouths

RESCUED: Tina St Clair with tawny frogmouth chicks she helped saved.
RESCUED: Tina St Clair with tawny frogmouth chicks she helped saved. Katherine Morris

SEVERAL Kingaroy residents were involved in saving tawny frogmouth chicks from a nest after their mother was killed on the road last week.

Wildlife volunteer Tina St Clair said several people helped get the chicks back to full health.

Beryl and Ron Moore had been watching the nest in their neighbour Dale McDonald's garden.

The two chicks were alone and suffering from the heat when Wildlife Wanderer's Neale Ambler was called in to help.

The nest was so high it was decided the only way to save the chicks was to dislodge them from their nest using a ladder and a sheet to catch the birds in.

The chicks fell into vegetation and survived.

"After examining and rehydrating them they started feeding well and after a week had turned from white balls of down to their tawny colours and had doubled in size,” Ms St Clair said.

This time of year is busy for wildlife carers and Ms St Clair has many birds in care.

Last year she released 98 birds and some brushtail possums back into the wild after nursing them to health.

If you find an animal or bird in need of care in Kingaroy and surrounding areas phone the Wildlife Wanderer's Carer's Group on 0447196704.

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