This little Morepork (or Ruru in Maori) arrived at New Zealand Bird Rescue Charitable Trust's Green Bay Hospital in Auckland when it was about a week old. Now it is flying and has lost most of its baby feathers.
New Zealand Bird Rescue supports the community by assisting many thousands of sick, orphaned, injured and lost birds every year. Birds are rehabilitated until they are ready for release back into the wild. No bird is ever turned away. Their motto is "On mended wings we set you free".