#club5050 Baby Bird (Power Up 15 Steem)

in hive-185836 •  last month 

A never-ending squeaky noise woke me up before 8am this Saturday. It was coming from the garden. I couldn’t see anything through the windows, so I went out to investigate.

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Behind a stone flower pot I found this cute, fluffy baby great tit. We have a pair which decided to nest at ours for the second year in a row. We have nest boxes but they didn’t find any appealing and they again made their own nest.

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This tiny bird is full of curiosity and mischief, couldn’t wait any longer and just left the nest. It can’t fly yet and just jumps in a funny manner.

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The parents knew it is here, behind the flower pot and away from the nest but couldn’t reach it. They were flying towards it and then back again without being able to feed it mouth to mouth.

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I wanted to help so I messaged on our family group seeking advice. The response rate is quite good there. I was a bit disappointed when I just got sent a link to the RSPB website where tell you to do nothing really. But nobody in my family is a bird doctor.

So back outside and with gardening gloves on I decided to move the baby bird and put it on the flower pot. It is safer being up there and it should be even softer and more comfortable lying on a bed of wild flowers.

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Then I left water and mealworms right next to it. But the poor little thing doesn’t even recognise food yet and is unable to feed itself. So I was really hoping that the adults will com back for it, the sooner the better.

I checked on it before going to bed last night. It was still there, trying to cuddle up to its siblings but they are nowhere to be seen. It is now surrounded by soft greenery only. It seemed like a safe place to spend the night at and just where the parents knew it is so I was hoping they will come back for it first thing in the morning.

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I assume they did as it was nowhere to be seen this morning. There was a big hole near where it dozed off. Mr Naughty Squirrel must have paid me an early morning visit again. I just hope that it didn’t bury the baby bird.

Later today the baby great tit, still unable to fly, made an appearance again, hopping all the way from its ground nest in the corner by the shed. It is awesome to see it safe and sound and I am not surprised that it is again out and about, such a little explorer.

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That is so cute, poor little one, hop it will grow into a strong survivor :)

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Hi @stef1 I am glad that you like it 😍 I couldn’t get my eyes off it and I did my best not to disturb it whilst photographing it. I saw its parents last night on the insect suet block. I hope the little one is doing fine and stays with its family. I am really grateful for the booming upvote👩‍💻 I hope you are done with the long shifts for now. Have a happy day.

What a wonderful story! Last year my daughter and I found a sparrow that had fallen out of its nest. Since it was not possible to put it back, we put it in a cardboard box. Unfortunately, the chick could not drink and eat, in addition, it was apparently injured in the fall, so did not live until morning :(

Oh dear 😥 It is not nice when you find a helpless baby bird on its own. You did what you could. I am pretty sure that it felt a bit better cosy in its box. Did the baby sparrow have all of its feathers or it was a really young one?

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Good morning! The chick we found was already quite large, it had feathers, but I don't think it has fully feathered yet.It couldn't even drink. I tried to water it the way they do with little chickens, but I didn't succeed. It is a pity that the rescue operation was unsuccessful.

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Ah, what a beautiful awakening, surely he is very restless and comes out of his nest whenever he can, he is very small he needs to be with his mother, I hope he stays alive, unfortunately at night there are a lot of rodents and that is how nature is, it is a chain they feed each other.

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It's such a cute baby bird and i thought how you Abel to takes lots of clicks as why they not fly but you said not able to fly. she is lucky because at your garden as not safe place because anyone can harm them. It's such good human being you are that thinking about this little bird and caring. Its makes you such a special person my friend @petface. have a nice Monday.

Greetings my friend @petface

The song of the birds is the best melody that nature can give us, I'm glad you are aware of the pigeon, maybe it has a blow to the body that does not allow it to fly, you can shelter it in a safe nest.

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A very small bird tit...

Poor bird, I hope he can survive. Sometimes it is better to let nature act.