WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND A BABY SONGBIRD OUT OF ITS NEST…


Dorset Spring 17

There’s plenty of advice on this fraught topic to be found on the internet and elsewhere, much of it common sense. I haven’t seen it set out as simply  as in this graphic from the US, leavened with a good dose of humour too. Well, it made me laugh, anyway. I normally put my own stuff on this blog, but occasionally it’s worth making an exception. I have to say that if the answer to the first question is ‘Yes’ and the injury is serious, there may in fact be a need to take more swift and drastic action for the bird’s own sake. That’s another topic, however…

Baby Bird Advice ChartProps to birdandmoon.com;  baby blackbirds in Dorset RH

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4 thoughts on “WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND A BABY SONGBIRD OUT OF ITS NEST…

  1. Baby birds should just be put back in nest. If that’s impossible, find Another Place near the original nest, where parents will readily find it! Bringing wild birds and animals to rehab centers are not a good idea, if not hurted physically. A handraised bird will never aquire the survival skills of bird raised by it’s parents

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  2. Thanks Ann, agreed! The rehab / care centre idea is only for an injured one, by cat or otherwise.It probably only applies to fledglings anyway: a badly injured hatchling or nestling is unlikely to survive anyway, sadly. Maybe best to put any going bird back in the nest or at least a safe place where the parents can find it, and let it take its chances there… RH

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