Our Lightbulb Baby Birds.

by Krystal Davis
(Bostic, NC)

Our sandbucket birds nest!

Our sandbucket birds nest!

We have been in our home for a year now, and the same couple of birds have had a few babies. Our kids and us really enjoy hearing them squawk and watching the Mommy and Daddy bird providing for them.


Recently our oldest son about 4 years old, had noticed upon looking out to check on them was telling us over and over that the whole nest was scattered all over our front porch.

What should we do with baby birds? Well there were 5 babies on our porch and a very confused and excited Mommy and Daddy bird.

Well being the parents we are, my husband and I retrieved our kids sandbucket, stuffed it full of dead grass and hung as well as we could right next to our light!

Sure enough Mommy and Daddy bird came back and we all could not be happier. The sandbucket had saved the day!

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Nest Jumper

by Laura
(Greenwood, Ca)

Nest Jumper

Nest Jumper

We don't know whether this bird jumped or was pushed from the nest. But by her eager demeanor, it is safe to say, she probably jumped!

I think it's a robin red breast, but I could be totally wrong. We put her in a makeshift nest and have her outside in hopes her folks will come back and feed her.

I have been giving her some moths to eat. She gobbles them up greedily and begs for more. She had 5 of them for breakfast!

And these are the big mori bombyx silkworm moths! She needs to grow fast and get her wings so she can join nature.

We are keeping a close eye on her safety and welfare.

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Mother & 2 Babies in nest

by Gail
(Las Vegas, Nevada)

Dove and 2 babies

Dove and 2 babies

We have found a Mourning Dove nesting in our tree, we soon discovered she had 2 babies. They seem to be doing fine. We have enjoyed seeing them and Mom.

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Cable TV & Internet Interference . . . Discovery Of Nest

by Donna Landers
(Bedford, Indiana)

new babies in nest, no momma

new babies in nest, no momma

new babies in nest, no momma  Here they are with the egg.

The nest has babies in it and we have not seen the mother. We have had roofers working on our house for a week and I'm afraid they scared the mother bird away.

Yesterday when I discovered the nest, there were 3 babies and one egg. Today, the egg had hatched and now there's 4 babies that I can see, maybe more.

I'm afraid they are going to starve. When I look at the nest, the babies open their beaks very wide thinking I'm going to feed them.

I know I can't feed them, what should I do? The birds have no feathers and eyes are still covered with skin. So I know they are just very newly hatched.

Thanks in Indiana

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May 23, 2016
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Newly aquired bird parents
by: Anonymous

There should be some rescue people who have resorces to help take care of the baby birds. If you happen to have an eyedropper You can warm up some milk in a saucer and feed each one that way till help arrives.

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Year, After Year

by Jessica Butler
(Spencerville)

Year after year I always end up with baby birds on my porch or fallen out of the trees in my yard.

I have always successfully been able to raise the babies, and set them free when the time is right. Luck may have to do with it, but time and patients over- rule.

My local vet instructed me that you can feed them a mixture of scrambled eggs and wet cat/dog food. It seems to work. Upon reading this article, I'm surprised to find out you must feed every 10 - 20 min. I feed every 2 hrs.

At the present time I have rescued a morning dove with no feet and surrendered him to a bird sanctuary.

Now I have two baby Robins I saved from some attacking black birds. There name is Ike and Spike. I tried putting them back in there nest on the ground but Ike was determined to cross the road wobbling and hopping.

I'm now on day two and all is going well. I really like this site for the information it gives, and now I must go feed them.

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Birddog 66

by Donny
(Gainsville,TX. USA)

Howdy! I'm from north Texas and I have a little bird story for yall!

I notice the nest about three weeks ago in a little round tin planter on my patio table that is on our front porch, and I notice it had eggs in it.

I thought the most unlikely place for a nest because of my four large dogs that I am constantly letting in and out because of the extreme hot weather we are having down here.

I guess it doesn't bother her(Carolina Wren) because she still is coming around to take care of her baby's. well, THEY HATCHED! and they are the most pretty little things I ever seen.

I try to watch out the window to make sure their mama is not in the middle of feeding them before I let the dogs out.

I hope they all live through this difficult time in there lives. They grow up quick don't they?

They are getting big and there eyes are open, so I guess it wont be long before they are leaving the nest, hopefully they will stick around and eat some of my bugs for me.

Good luck little guys.

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Our Bluebird Petie

by possum
(Ozark Foothills, Mo.)

"Petie"

We had been watching the blue birds build the nest for several days.The time came for the egg-laying, we were so excited, this had been the third try for them.

For the prior two had ended in disaster, the first eggs a rat snake had gotten into, the second we don't know what happened the baby's had just vanished.

Anyway this time things looked like they were going to turn out okay. When the nestlings were ten days old the female failed to return to the nest, we assumed something had happened to her.

The male kept up his duties just like clock-work, when on the twelfth day the male failed to return.

We decided to try and feed them ourselves with whatever insects we could catch. When it came time for them to fledge we noticed only one came out of the box, to our dismay, when we opened the box we found three of the birds dead.

We have taken the only survivor "Petie" into our care and doing the best we can in order for him to make it on his own.

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Day Old Baby Bird

by Angeleque
(Kamuela, Hawaii)

My cat brought something in to the house last night in her mouth my husband told her to spit it out, so she did.

A baby bird not more than a day old its eyes aren't open yet and it can't even hold it's head up. It was so tiny smaller than my thumb and so cute!

Anyway I held it for a while to keep it warm, made a special box for it and didn't expect it to live through the night, but it was still alive this morning.

I was giving it water with my fingernail it seemed to like it. I didn't know how to care for this bird until I found this site, and I'm so glad I did.

Now I will put it in a container a back into a tree it goes! I feel much better now,I will leave it up to mother nature. (that's not my cats name)
Mahalo from Hawaii

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Ibis

by Carrol Betts
(Chiefland, FL)

Ibis

Ibis

In September I was at Fort Myers Beach. I spotted a lot of ocean birds, but the Ibis caught my attention, with their blue eyes, friendly blue eyes. I kept watching this particular Ibis, she wasn't afraid, seemed like she was following me around.

After several minutes I was able to take her picture as she was dipping her head in the water, it looked at though she was looking right at the camera waiting for me to snap the picture.

I was pleased when I printed the picture and saw her blue eyes looking at the camera. Hope ya'll enjoy it.

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Cardinals in my Sattelite dish

by Gene
(Lower Alabama)

I have five new cardinals nested in my dish. Videos are taken in 48 minutes clips due to memory stick capacity.

They are five days old today 5/7/09

Mama was nesting and PAPA has been helping with feeding. The 48 minute video clip yesterday afternoon saw no Mama, but Papa did feed twice during that period and Mama has not showed up this morning.I think harm has come to her.

I could easily feed the young ones though my window if Papa doesn't come back, but read here that's not a good thing to do.

Any suggestions ?

.../gene

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Nest-Door Neighbors

by Kaylor
(NC)

What a mouth!

What a mouth!

A young Carolina Wren couple built on the adjoining parcel, previously identified as "the window box on the right side of our bay window".

They thoughtfully situated it so the opening almost directly faces our window.

The missus laid 4 eggs over four days, and last Monday they started hatching. I can't tell you the thrill this has given us.

We try to be thoughful neighbors: keeping the evening lights to a minimum, no sudden movements around the window, cautious traffic across the deck...but I confess she knows we're here.

She cranes her neck to look in the window with each food delivery.

I would have to be totally inept not to get amazing shots when all we have to do is raise the window a few inches, aim, and click. I've attached my favorite. WOW! Doesn't it looks like a bass with feathers!

I wondered if we should help supplement the food supply, not by actually feeding but by laying out an appetizing (!) selection if mom and dad are interested.

Any thoughts on that? I only ask because there are four babies in there. On the other hand, they all seem to be doing well.

And before anyone chastises me: beyond taking a few pictures after the parents fly away, we are taking great care to simply observe this wondrous cycle and appreciate the opportunity presented to us.

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Jul 22, 2008
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go ahead and feed those nesting chickadees!
by: judy

I wouldn't chastise you.....can't say you're doing anything wrong!

I put black oil sunflower seed on the driveway outside the garage (nesting on garage door opener) and the chickadees quickly found it. So did the cardinal family which fledged about 3 weeks ago!

I've read there is nothing wrong with continuing to feed the birds after winter. It's a good thing to aid birds during nesting season for that very reason....4 extra mouths to feed!

Judy

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Caring For My Two Babies.

by Cathy Forsyth
(Rohnert Park, CA)

I had just put our newborn baby boy down for a nap, when our seven year old son came running in.

He had found a tiny bird on top of our patio roof and wanted us to take a look. Sure enough, there it was, just a couple of days old with no feathers at all.

After being unable to find out where it may have come from, we decided that we would have to try to take care of it.

Upon showing it to my neighbor, she suggested that we bring the bird down to the local bird rescue in town. When I placed the call the woman on the phone said that she couldn't possibly take any more birds but that she would come right over and teach me how to take care of mine.

Soon, she was at my door armed with a box of baby birds that she had been caring for and a large manual for me to read.

Then she said,"You know that you must take these baby birds with you wherever you go!". I already had my hands full trying to care of our newborn son, and taking on another "baby" wasn't what I had in mind. "Also," she said, on Wednesday evenings, we have baby bird parenting classes that you should come to." I politely declined.

So began the most intense two weeks I had experienced in a long time. Every 30 minutes I would feed the baby bird then turn around to feed our newborn son every two hours then change diapers and clean up after the baby bird.

The woman from bird rescue was so pleased that she asked if I could take in a whole nest of baby crows. I declined that as well.

Finally, the baby bird was old enough to be released and with a sigh of relief, we let him fly off. The very next day I hear a tapping at my glass sliding door.

I look down and what do I see; but another baby bird that had fallen out of a tree with it's beak pressed up against the glass!

I opened the door and it just hopped right in.

So began another baby bird story.






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Apr 15, 2012
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What did you feede it?
by: Anonymous

We just found a baby bird with some feathers and I don't know what to feed it! What did you feed yours?

Jun 16, 2009
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HAHAHA!
by: Anonymous

Wow that was hilarious! Poor you! I wonder what on earth got into that bird woman that she would ask you to take a bunch of other birds when you already had a baby to take care of, too, though. I think that was rather thoughtless. But that second bird you found, gee that was funny!

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Roped into it
by: Bonnie

Had to laugh at the bird rescue lady's arrival at your home with MORE baby birds! I'm sure they are swamped in springtime with all the lost babies or nests blown down in storms, etc.

To do all that with a newborn of your own, you are a GOOD person! Hugs & applause!

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Baby Robin

by Audrey
(Hernando, MS)

Fledgling Robin

Fledgling Robin

One day as I was out in the backyard I saw something run past me really fast. I followed it & saw that it was a baby bird.

It ran through the chain link fence to where I couldn't get to it. Of course since I am an animal lover & didn't know if it had fallen out of the nest I wanted to check & see if it was alright.

So, I ran into the house to get my mom & told her that there was some kind of baby bird in the yard but I didn't know what kind it was.

So we went out front & caught it. It perched on our fingers so we knew that it was a fledgling. I held it while my mom went inside & called some friends of ours that work with a wildlife rehibilitation program.

Our friend asked us if the bird was injured & we said we didn't think it was, so she said to let it go, watch it for a few minutes & see what happened.

We let it go & it hopped around a little. It had been chirping this whole time & it continued to.

We saw two grown robins coming towards it on the ground & thought maybe they were its parents.

Sure enough the baby robin went towards the two grown ones & they went off together.

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Jan 30, 2012
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robin?
by: rich

It looks too big to be a Robin!

Jun 15, 2011
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Awww....
by: Anonymous

so cute, this happens to me all the time...

May 10, 2008
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sweert
by: Anonymous

so cute

May 08, 2008
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This girl is so cool she helped a bird
by: trey

I love birds and I mean I can't believe you got that once in a life time opportunity that's so cool

Apr 01, 2008
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Excellent
by: Carl

I thought the close up picture was really nice.

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