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I would like to let you know that Minton Farm’s circular bird of prey flight is now completed. It is the first of its kind in SA and available for you all to access to rehabilitate injured kookaburra, tawny frogmouth, owls, falcon, hawks and eagles.

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We hope you have had a happy Christmas Season with your family and friends. We have had a very productive time completing the circular bird of prey flight. There were several tawny frogmouths of varying stages of development, as well as many kookaburras. The most delightful was a peregrine chick from Saddleworth. It was rescued from being hit by semis on the Burra Highway!

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There has been a huge increase in the numbers of ringtail possums coming into care, particularly from cat attack. As I write, there is a New Holland Honey Eater struggling for its life because of a neighbours’ cat slinking across a local’s garden with the bird in its mouth.

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The busy (silly) season has begun abruptly with the arrival of 4 kangaroo joeys and several possum joeys in the same week. If you find animals or birds on the side of the road in a dazed state or with obvious injuries, the most important thing to do is to warm them up gently and slowly in a darkened quiet room by placing them in a box with a hot water bottle under one end of the box.

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I recently attended the biannual Australian Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference in Sydney. I took seven volunteers from Minton Farm, the majority of who were young ladies who had finished their honours at University last year and have come to Minton Farm to gain practical wildlife knowledge and experience. They all were highly engaged and motivated by the experience.

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It is very clear to me how much the seasons and the weather affect the activity and the behaviour of our wildlife. Within the space of two days we were contacted about the welfare of 7 possums, two Tawny Frogmouths, a Boobook owl and a Barn Owl! It had apparently been a full moon and the wildlife were responding to it!

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