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Friday, June 17, 2011

Rescuing Robin!!!!

NO NO not the Robin from Batman. This was a baby American Robin that had fallen out of the nest on Wednesday. The nest is in a pine tree next to the barn. The mother Robin was very upset with me working in the area so i started to look for a bbaby robinaby chick which is common at the F&P this time of year. Unfortunately neither Beatrice or i had a camera so this is a pic from the internet which is pretty close to what the bird looked like. I moved him a few times to keep him out of the sun to avoid dehydration. By the end of the day the mother was not coming around and the chick was way to young for us to try feeding it, so i got the ladder and put it back into the nest. This morning i noticed the mother was back on the nest, and later we watched her return with lunch in her beak, and Beatrice heard some chirping. SO WHY are there no pics from today????? I could fib and say we didn’t have cameras with us, but we did. So you will have to excuse us till tomorrow for some pics.

11 comments:

Beyond My Garden said...

I'm glad you saved that robin - well not that one, but the one that you don't have a picture of
nellie

The Retired One said...

Awww..you saved it..how wonderful~!

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Nice done!
I´m afraid that if something like that would happen here I would never get the chance to do anything, my cats would have noticed it first I´m afraid.

Have a great day!
Christer.

Anvilcloud said...

I like this.

possum said...

Most people believe the mother abandons babies that have been touched by humans, but that is not so.
One year I could not even get close to the bluejay's nest, so I hung a cat carrier, minus the door, in a nearby tree, put the baby in with some rags and dried grass, fed it for a day while the mother screamed at me, but finally she got real brave and went in the carrier and took care of her baby "properly!"
We named him Wilbur and he was quite tame, hung around for years and ate from our hands.

Montanagirl said...

Good for you for saving that chick!

Sandra said...

glad this has a happy ending

texwisgirl said...

oh, glad you put him/her back in the nest and the momma came back. i always hate it when they feel too disturbed to return!

Picturit said...

Well done you looking forward to more pics

Grenville T. Boyd said...

Thanks for all the congrates. I couldn't see just leaving him on the ground all defensless. I wasn't sure though if the mother would come back to the nest and find him. BUT like Possum said, most birds don't care if a human has touched the chicks, since most don't have well developed olfactory senses.
Turkey Vultures on the other hand can smell carion a quater mile away. Sort of like kids smelling McBarfy's.

Daisy said...

Hurray! You saved him! :)

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