Do you know what to do if you find a Baby Bird?

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July 22, 2019

I Found a Baby Bird.

What should I do?


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1. I found a baby bird lying in the grass. It doesn't have many feathers, and I can see the skin.

What should I do?
2. I made a “nest” for the baby bird. It is moving around in the nest, and keeps opening its mouth and “gaping” at me.

What should I do?
3. I touched the baby bird when I helped it. Is the mother going to refuse to feed it because I touched it?
4. I've been hiding really well. Another hour has gone by, and the parents still haven't come back.

What should I do?
5. The parents did come back to care for their babies. But about a week later, I saw one of them on the ground again. I can't see the skin, but it doesn't have any tail feathers. It just hops around and it can't fly.

What should I do?
The baby bird is on the ground, and the parents are feeding it, but it still seems hungry. How can I help?
7. How long is a baby bird supposed to stay in the nest before it “fledges”?
8. How often does a “nestling” bird get fed by its parents?
9. What should I do if I find a bird (baby or adult) that has been injured?

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