Hospital for the Birds
Blogger: Web Manager for Forest & Bird, Mandy Herrick
Given their penchant for getting drunk on fermented berries, it comes as no surprise that our kereru is one of our more accident prone birds. In fact, they get in into so many scrapes that a small hospital has been set up in Dunedin to care for these injured birds.
The hospital is supported by our Dunedin branch, DOC and Watties, and relies heavily on the goodwill of volunteers that nurture these birds back from the brink.
Earlier this year, I met up with the people who run the hospital and was introduced to some of their feathery patients.