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Re: nestling


A noble effort.  I'm sorry it was too little to survive.

On 7/13/08, Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> that's too bad, it was a longshot though.  It's really hard to do anything
> for them when they are so tiny.  Nice of you to try though.
>
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Judy Browning" <judylee@lewiston.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2008 11:23 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] nestling
>
>
>  thanks for the info Holly, I put him back out near where he fell, but he
>> was dead this morning. sigh
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: <Hollikft@aol.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2008 8:41 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] nestling
>>
>>
>> In a message dated 7/12/2008 10:35:45 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
>>> judylee@lewiston.com writes:
>>>
>>> Grandaughter just found a pair of baby birds on the trampoline. One dead,
>>> one
>>> starving. No true feathers, just sparse fuzz. Look newly hatched  to my
>>> untrained eye.
>>> Help!
>>> I have it in a container with cottonballs  & gauze. It took some mashed
>>> meat
>>> &
>>> water & pooped. Now  what.
>>>
>>>
>>> I have found a baby, but he had some hair and I fed him bugs and sugar
>>> water.  He stayed out side my house under a bush,,
>>> Then once found a little one with bare skin,,, took him in and gave him
>>> warmth,  He didn't survive,
>>>
>>> I found a few things in regard to your sititation...........
>>> ""Even if you are willing to make the commitment, consider that, in the
>>> long
>>> run, hand-reared birds have a low probability of surviving in the wild.
>>> Parents teach their offspring to feed and to avoid danger. They also
>>> socialize
>>> the offspring. No matter how much care you are willing to devote to them,
>>> you
>>> really can't give them the tools and skills that they need to survive.""
>>>
>>>
>>> ""If You Find A Baby Bird:
>>>
>>> Is the bird injured (bleeding, broken  bones, puncture wounds, been in a
>>> catb s mouth, open wounds, etc.)?
>>>
>>> If  YES, take the bird to your nearest wildlife veterinarian or
>>> rehabilitator.
>>>
>>> If NO, see below.
>>>
>>>
>>> Is the bird fully  feathered?
>>>
>>> If YES, any fully feathered baby bird found on the ground,  seemingly
>>> unable
>>> to fly, is probably just fledging. If it appears to be  uninjured, leave
>>> the
>>> area, and do your best to keep pets and children away from  the bird. The
>>> parent(s) will not feed the youngster while people are  around.
>>>
>>> If NO, attempt to find the nest. An uninjured bird found on the  ground
>>> with
>>> little or no feathers needs to be returned to the nest. Look around  in
>>> trees
>>> and bushes to see if you can locate the nest. Correct identification of
>>> the
>>> nestling or of the parents will help locate the nest (i.e. bluebirds are
>>> box
>>> or cavity nesters, morning doves build basket nests on horizontal
>>> branches or
>>> in  a tree fork).
>>>
>>>
>>> Can you find the nest?
>>>
>>> If YES, simply put the  bird back. However, make sure the young are warm
>>> to
>>> the touch. If the baby is  not, you can simply warm the bird in your
>>> hands
>>> before returning it to the nest.  Returning a young cold bird to the nest
>>> will
>>> sometimes encourage the parent to  push the baby out of the nest, as it
>>> is
>>> trying
>>> to remove a cold object away from  other warm eggs and/ or young.
>>>
>>> If the nest is unreachable, construct a  substitute nest of a similar
>>> size
>>> and shape (margarine tubs with drain holes  punched in the bottom and
>>> filled
>>> with grass make fine substitute nests) and  securely attach it as close
>>> as
>>> possible to the original nest site. Contrary to  popular belief, the
>>> parents
>>> will
>>> not be frightened off by your "scent" and will  return to feed the baby
>>> if it
>>> calls for food. If you want to be sure the  parent(s) will continue to
>>> feed
>>> the
>>> baby, watch the baby from a safe distance,  preferably indoors. Do not be
>>> alarmed if you donb t see the parent return.  Typically wild animals will
>>> not
>>> return to the nest if you are visible and/ or in  the area.
>>>
>>> If NO, you canb t find the nest, construct a substitute nest in  the
>>> place
>>> where the nestling was found. Watch from indoors to see if a parent
>>> returns
>>> (be
>>> patient, it may not happen immediately). If a parent for more than  half
>>> a day
>>> does not visit the nest, contact a licensed songbird rehabilitator  for
>>> advice.
>>>
>>> Please give baby birds the best possible chance for survival  and leave
>>> them
>>> in the wild where they belong! Never attempt to treat or raise a  baby
>>> bird on
>>> your own. Despite your best efforts, most hand-raised birds will  die""""
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>>
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>>>
>>>
>>> --
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>>> 7/12/2008 4:31 PM
>>>
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>>
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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