Don’t Be A Bird Napper: What To Do If You Find A Baby Bird
Don’t be a bird napper!
If a nest has fallen due to poor construction or the nest has blown down in a storm them make a “makeshift” nest. This can be out a variety of material.
Rules to follow:
The nest needs to have drainage, so the nest doesn’t fill with water and drown babies or make them hypothermic. An ideal substitute nest will be 8-10 inches in diameter, at least 6 inches deep and have drainage holes. Plastic hanging baskets are ideal for this purpose. Line it to the top with dry grasses or straw, then press down the center of the lining with your fist to make a small bowl-like depression to hold the baby.
Where the substitute nest should be hung in the tree:
Don’t wait for the parents for more than 2 hours. If the parents have not begun actively caring for the baby after 2 hours, seek help!
See article: How to Identify A Nestling from A Fledgling
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