Bozo has been gone now for just over a month. There is no way of knowing if he is O.K other than the sighting a couple of weeks ago by Larry and Scott. It isn’t unusual for a buck to go away and then turn up months later so here’s hoping I get to see him enormous!! The great thing here is being able to soft release animals .Meaning like Bozo going and coming for a few months before making the complete break. All we can do is get them through joeyhood and hope for the best for their survival once they leave home. Bozo was a Bronco’s supporter so as he doesn’t know about NP standards he may have headed off to Qld!
This morning Bronte was cleaning her pouch and Larry was watching her. She was very relaxed and revealed her baby which is about the size of my little finger ,bigger than we thought .It will be interesting watching that development. She has moved down the yard into spot under a wattle tree at the front of the house where she spends most of her day so it will be very easy to observe.
Billy is developing at the normal rate for an eastern grey ……..slowly. He is getting more lively at night and wanting to spend more time grazing .When I took him on from “Wildlife Aid” he had one foot that turned under making him unsteady on his feet. I’m pleased to say that now he’s not locked up all the time and laying the correct way in his bag ,getting the exercise he needs, the problem how now corrected. Possibly the tendon which runs down the back of the leg into the foot may have been restricted . I don’t know how long he was with another carer when I got him and how he was kept. I do know that he dehydrated and stressed and the people who asked me to take him did not have the awareness to realize this was happening.
Galy was released 1/12/20013 ,flying well , all O.K,. Staying around here, lots of galahs coming around. Galy joins them and SSC .Don’t think he’s sure if he’s a Galah or a SSC.
Moses comes every evening for his milk and is now drinking 65 mls time. I find it interesting that he is more friendly with me since he has been living free.
Tree planting has been keeping Larry busy.He has 80 Casuarina trees and 50 native shrubs that he is planting at the moment . 30 trees have gone in along one of the fence lines and some of the shrubs in front of the house .They have to watered daily. We are hoping there they will attract little birds. We have lots of red-browed and double -barred finches around at the moment.
Those of you that read my posts will know that the trees are not only being planted for the good of the environment but to the memory of my nephew Paul who I miss every day and long to talk to .I don’t think there will another someone like Paul who could discuss things and make me see things from a totally different point of view.His reality was one that I cherished being part of.
The 2 baby cockatiels in the nest flight aviary are still there.We can put our hand in there and feel the spikes on them where the feathers are coming through so they should be out of the nest soon.
Last but not least is the baby wombat “Fidel”.He takes up more of my time than anyone else.A couple of weeks ago we were driving over to Woller nursery (on the Ringwood Road through the NP) to collect some of casuarina tress to plant and we came across what had been a magnificent wombat, I’d say about 60 kilos and she had been in fantastic condition. She had been hit in the head and had died sometime within the past 24 hrs. The baby in her pouch was still alive so I bought him home .
He has to fed every with a 10 ml syringe.I’m pleased to say that he has settled down and is growing well.He will be furred at 1kilo and at the rate he’s growing that shouldn’t take to long. Fortunately my sister Helen and niece Annaliese, both animal lovers, are coming for Xmas.and I’m sure they will happy to have a turn at feeding him,bliss ,I might be able to get a full nights sleep!He can’t even be left alone as temp is very important and as the day gets hot he has to be cooled down .I will be very pleased once he is a bit bigger and themo regulating and gobbling down his milk from a bottle.My faithful friend Bunny who can always be relied on wombat sits when I go to town to do my shopping. He has to come into town and be left at her place while I am gone.
Please Santa send Bozo to visit me !