Sylvia Durrant

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Sylvia Durrant

Postby zarkov » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:35 pm

Sylvia's renowned in Auckland as the Bird Lady of Rothesay Bay, for the years of unpaid work she puts in nursing injured birds back to a stage where they can be returned to the wild. She's looked after two that I took round to her place, and I can say without reservation that she's a true hero of the birding world. A local woman noticed that she didn't have a proper gate to her property, and has started a Give a Little page for the pensioner as a way of thanking her for her efforts. Any surplus will go to continuing her work.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-n ... -bird-lady

https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/birdladyofrothesaybay

I'm sure any assistance would be gratefully received.
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Re: Sylvia Durrant

Postby Oscar Thomas » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:47 pm

She does have assistance, volunteers put in 2 hours daily to help the cleaning of cages and feeding baby birds. In face I will be there tomorrow from 8am to 10am.
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Re: Sylvia Durrant

Postby Mandyjane » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:53 pm

Hi Guys - looking to donate but the give a little page this points to is for Sylvia but was set up over 1 year ago - is this the right one ?
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Re: Sylvia Durrant

Postby zarkov » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:27 pm

Yes it is, closes in the new year.

I see she's got around $3280 for her gate so far.

Apparently it cost $108, so the bird work has done ok with the surplus.
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Re: Sylvia Durrant

Postby zarkov » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:37 pm

Sad to hear that Sylvia is unwell and is retiring from her wonderful work as a bird rescuer.

She's been an inspiration to us all here on the North shore, and maybe has inspired others to follow in her footsteps.

https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/birdladyofrothesaybay

https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/07/06/1 ... ires-at-85

I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has information about what to do with injured birds in the area in the future.

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