One day as I was out in the backyard I saw something run past me really fast.
I followed it and saw that it was a baby bird.
Fledgling Robin On My Hand
It ran through the chain link fence to where I couldn't get to it.
Of course, since I am an animal lover and didn't know if it had fallen out of the nest and wanted to check to see if it was alright.
So, I ran into the house to get my mom and 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.
Fledgling or Nestling Baby Robin?
It perched on our fingers so we knew that it was a fledgling.
We read if they can't grasp on and are not injured they nestlings and should be placed in their nest.
I held it while my mom went inside and called some friends of ours that work with a wildlife rehabilitation program.
Our friend asked us if the bird was injured and we said we didn't think it was, so she said to let it go, watch it for a few minutes and see what happened.
We let it go and it hopped around a little.
It had been chirping this whole time and it continued to.
We saw two adult Robins coming towards it on the ground and guessed that maybe they were its parents.
Sure enough, the baby robin
went towards the two adult Robins and they all went off together. Learn the Habits of American Robins