Baby Birds!!

Mary765

Member
Guys. Gals. Friends. Amigos. I have important news.

You can touch baby birds without scaring off the mother. I repeat; you can touch baby birds without scaring off the mother! The mother cannot "smell your scent" on her hatchlings and she won't be too fussed that you are near her nest.

See a baby bird on the ground? Try to put it back in its nest if it looks too young. Or if there is no nest in sight you can raise it for a few days indoors in the warmth whilst you search for the nest then put the baby back again.

Obviously don't cause a big scene with lots of noise and daily visits to the nest, because then the mother may get too frightened to return. But if you can please help any struggling hatchlings on the ground! We need to end the lies surrounding the little guys.

Ok thanks for listening I just had to get this off my chest and into the world.

Bye
 

Fanatic

Member
Oh, this reminds me of when a baby dove hatchling fell from a 25 foot tree, out of it's nest!
We tried so hard to get it back up there, and we eventually did get it back in, but it fell back out again, and it died the next day
 
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Mary765

Member
Fanatic said:
Oh, this reminds me of when a baby dove hatchling fell from a 25 foot tree, out of it's nest!
We tried so hard to get it back up there, and we eventually did get it back in, but it fell back out again, and it died the next day
Oh no! That's so tragic
 

dinosaur act

Member
Some times it better not to intervene. Birds will drop unhealthy/ill nestling out of their nest in an attempt to save the other chicks.

Also if fledgling are seen on the ground they are most likely ready to fly and should not be moved unless in danger; from cats, cars, ect.

Poping a link here from rspca. It's 'chart' on when it's okay to help young birds.

 
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Mary765

Member
As I said, obviously act within reason. I'm just saying all those times you were told as a child not to touch baby birds because the mother bird will abandon it isn't true

That is a good link though
 

dinosaur act

Member
Didn't want people going around putting ill birds back in nest is all, hence the link.
 

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