I was so saddened to read that the tiny tern I found on my driveway in Tuncurry on Sunday morning, in pouring rain, has died. (Wild weather proves treacherous for seabirds)
She was shivering badly when I picked her up and placed her carefully in a box of shredded paper before covering her with a microfibre cloth for warmth.
I contacted FAWNA, who in turn got me to drop the little one with a wildlife carer at Rainbow Flat, to then be transferred to someone with knowledge of birds.
No doubt, the trauma of being taken from one place to another by car, and then another did not help and I am devastated that this has happened.
I only wish I knew more about looking after these types of birds, although I was informed there was a chance the little one would not survive due to the possibility that it had been "blown off course from Lord Howe Island".