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Re: Found unattended birdy chick
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2017, 02:13:59 pm »

The good news: +20 gr. since last time and growing the tail thats been missing earlier.
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Re: Found unattended birdy chick
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2017, 07:14:04 pm »

Amazing! He looks ready to hit the skies!

They grow so fast! :'(
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Re: Found unattended birdy chick
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2017, 07:16:59 pm »

Soon, I read on the websites of wildlife protection associations I must build an outdoor cage for him, have him in there for some time so he gets to know the location and then release, so he can always come back in case of trouble, until he finally gets independence.
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Re: Found unattended birdy chick
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2017, 07:35:42 pm »

So I saw a Malophaga today. Since birdy didnt have any contact with birds ever since he must have them ever since. As far as I know: Needs all needs for feather care covered, sand, water basin and sunlight. Besides that there is house remedies and Pyrethreum plant based insictizide that sells cheap. Other sources recommend Neem as a safer alternative. For a best start into independent life I want him pest free and perhaps even have a doctor aprove of release.

Anyways I want to address this as urgent as possible so input is welcome.
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Re: Found unattended birdy chick
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2017, 11:56:42 am »

I've just released birdy. Its not that it wasnt used to glying where it wants, just that today I am not going to follow it and bring it back anymore. Lets see how it does. Of course it can always come back to its food and water.

Jack outta the box !
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Re: Found unattended birdy chick
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2017, 12:25:18 pm »

So amazing the birdie is ok, hope it meets its relatives soon  ;D
It's awesome you did so much for this bird! I'm sure he appreciates in his own ways!

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Re: Found unattended birdy chick
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2017, 02:36:54 pm »

Saw him again today, took a few pictures of him :)
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« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2017, 12:05:51 am »

So I found a bird. It could be a Passer sp. / Anthus sp. / Prunella sp. I dont know. I found it in the house, probably locked in when venting.
I drew a few conclusions and would like if I am wrong on any:
1st: It's an adult more or less, after all it can fly kinda and at this time of the year in the northern hemisphere nesting season is long gone. This is good, it wont get me ultra attached by some means of baby behavior.
2nd: Its unlikely injured, probably exhausted, confused and hungry.
3rd: It eats kernels and cereal (?) so I gave it a bit of what I found: Few dried fruit like cranberry and such, dry poridge and lentils with some ground haselnut I think. Along with water to get that down.

As FDK mentioned I hope that one night in a box with some food and water in a not too cold room might get it right back to life. I plan to release at dusk when temperatures will rise again, maybe a quick visual inspection before that to make sure its not injured.

Its hard to get a good shot of the little fella, when its standing up it looks slender elegant and streamlined, but it only does so to make a big leap so I couldnt catch that on cam.
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Re: Found unattended birdy chick
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2017, 11:01:27 am »

Seems he decided hed rather sleep in some potting mix I had around. When I woke him up he freaked but two minutes later he let me pick him up and show him where to get back outside :)
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Re: Found unattended birdy chick
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2017, 03:35:36 pm »

No other bird, let alone Turdus Merula, gets this close to the house, stays put when people or dogs are near... Everyone is speculating its the one that started this thread. In that case it stuck around, still is comfortable with a human up to a few meters close and stays in winter. So I started feeding.  A healthy looking female.
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Re: Found unattended birdy chick
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2017, 06:57:27 pm »

My neighbor has fostered a couple baby bluejays. They still come around occasionally to visit, and grab a cat food snack.  Nice job, BC.
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Re: Found unattended birdy chick
« Reply #26 on: July 22, 2018, 07:56:04 pm »

3rd one this year I think, never ending story. Looks like a broken wing to me... but lately I hardly have time for anything. I'me try turn this guy in to the wildlife organisations.
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Re: Found unattended birdy chick
« Reply #27 on: July 22, 2018, 11:58:43 pm »

Did turn him in at a registered wildlife carer before I got attached. Guess he's better off there. At the end it seemed like maybe only a minor injury of a wing and I suspect he could be on his way again tomorrow.
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« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2018, 12:57:11 am »

I love chicks as well.

Put a little dash of salt and a dash of red pepper on the top. Follow that with a nice cold beer an I'm in heaven.
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Re: Found unattended birdy chick
« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2020, 04:28:15 am »

That looks like it might be a European starling to me. But my bird id skills are rusty. There's a site starling talk that has alot of info on raising them. If you're going to release him into the wild make sure to limit human contact so he doesn't lose his fear of humans. If he's already used to you you might want to consider raising him permanently if you can do so humanely and are up to the commitment. They are very very intelligent birds.
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