TLWR News/Blog

The Little Wildlife Rescues here in Marlborough, NZ, are part of an illustration studio called Studio 269 Designs. These little rescues are just the little guys we have come across while out and about with our  sketching pads and pencils, or by word of mouth have been dropped off to us for looking after. We are pretty proud of the  survival rate for our rescues, but, unfortunately, there are always the ones the that succumb to their injuries, or we have gotten to them too late. It is always a very sad day to lose any little critter.

There are no timelines mostly for the rescues, as per below, but these are just a few stories of those that have happened in the past. 

It has been very quiet with the no rescues lately being currently mid-winter. Come spring we expect to be monitoring more birds nest in the vineyard.

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  • It Was cutest Bum I Had Ever Seen
    It was the cutest sight to see in early September. I was out walking the dogs along the drain and I came across a yellowish bum poking high in the air…
    Posted: Wednesday 27 July 2022
  • There Are Some Sights in Life
    There are some sights, in life, that you come across that make you grin. And this time it was a force of nature from a canine friend...
    Posted: Monday 25 July 2022
  • A Little Cormorant Called Rapaura
    Rapaura came to us via Rapaura School. A postman had come across the very young and very weak cormorant while out making mail deliveries and dropped it off to the school, who in turn dropped her to us…
    Posted: Thursday 17 March 2022
  • N.Z Vineyard Sprays versus Vulnerable Baby Birds
    On the 20/12/21 after a leaf trimmer had been through the vineyard we spotted four fairly newly hatched baby birds deep in the centre of a grape plant.
    Posted: Thursday 17 March 2022
  • 3 Day Old Mallard Ducklings
    We first spotted the female duck with her ducklings when they were a day old....
    Posted: Thursday 17 March 2022
  • Baby Goldfinch
    This young goldfinch was found absolutely naked and wing-rowing across the tar-seal outside the studio's property after some hedge trimming had occurred…
    Posted: Tuesday 15 February 2022
  • Another NZ Juvenile Pied Cormorant - We called him Rarangi
    We got a phone call a couple of weeks after Rapaura, the cormorant, was released. Apparently there was a sick cormorant down on Rarangi beach.
    Posted: Tuesday 15 February 2022
  • Finding Bones Egret
    We (me and my border collie) had been wandering down the Vernon Lagoons for absolute yonks researching and photographing, when we spotted, annoyingly, a plastic bag away in the distance.
    Posted: Tuesday 15 February 2022
  • NZ Juvenile Hedgehog Came For Daily Visits
    This little hedgehog began wandering past my studio on a daily basis.
    Posted: Tuesday 15 February 2022
  • The Two Little Blackbirds
    We found these two baby blackbirds (often mistaken for baby thrushes) abandoned on the ground after huge winds ripped through.
    Posted: Tuesday 15 February 2022
  • Five Little Hedgehogs Saved
    While out walking early evening in December 2020, we heard some pretty awful cries coming from the drain.
    Posted: Tuesday 15 February 2022
  • NZ Kingfisher With Injured Wing
    We were so delighted to have a kingfisher come to us needing some help.
    Posted: Tuesday 15 February 2022
  • The Paradise Duckling
    When Parry came to us he wasn't much more than a couple of days old.
    Posted: Tuesday 15 February 2022
  • Tiny Goldfinch Tossed From Nest - but eventually joined another little goldfinch rescue
    and there was a goldfinch nest that was of particular interest, which had four eggs...
    Posted: Tuesday 15 February 2022
  • Waxeye and Sparrow
    This little waxeye (or silvereye) was found slightly dazed, sunburnt, dehydrated, and distraught.
    Posted: Tuesday 15 February 2022

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