Baby bird fell out of nest

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We found this baby bird in our yard. We can hear the mama bird calling from the nest. We fed it some earth worms. What can we do to help him?
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q baby bird fell out of nest
q baby bird fell out of nest
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    • Lou Lou on May 20, 2018
      Yes, he is cute! LOL
      We are certain it is a fledgling cause he has feathers and hops around. We are just worried about the many neighborhood cats roaming around. Thanks for the link.
  • Betsy Betsy on May 20, 2018
    If you can find the nest, put it back in the nest. The old wives tale that the mother bird won't care for it because of the human smell is a farce. Birds really can't smell much. If you can't find the nest, you can try to make another nest by putting a box in the tree and filling it, partially, with yarn or material or dead grass. The only other option is to call a bird rescue who should come and get it. Or, you can keep feeding it and keep an eye on it and the mother will come and care for it. Just keep cats away. If you can make an enclosure where mom can get in but cats can't, that will help. Good luck to you and the baby.
    • Lou Lou on May 20, 2018
      We are certain it is a fledgling cause he has feathers and hops around. We are worried about the many neighborhood cats roaming around. There is no way to keep them away....
      If it is a fledgling and has left the nest, would the mother come looking for it to take care of it?
      We will continue to feed it and hope it makes it.
      Thanks for your suggestions.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 20, 2018
    I do not think the mother will return now.
    • Lou Lou on May 20, 2018
      The nest is in a tree about 12 feet above our camp trailer. I don't think there is any way the mother could get it back up there.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 20, 2018
    like I said once human scent is involved bird will not go back
  • Betsy Betsy on May 20, 2018
    Yes, the mother will continue to care for it, but at night, maybe you shouldlbring it inside because there's nothing she can do. You still have to feed it often. You can put it in a box in a tree if you can't find it's nest, making a new nest for it. It may not have fallen straight down, and could have hopped away from it's nest, so you would have to look really carefully for the nest. Good luck to you both.
  • Rowgop (Pam) Rowgop (Pam) on May 21, 2018
    Maybe maybe try to put them back in the nest if you can get to it and kind of watch it and see how Mom does with it if the cats don't get it the stupid blackbirds will get it too
  • Rowgop (Pam) Rowgop (Pam) on May 22, 2018
    Maybe maybe try to put him in the nest
  • Cheryl Gillman Cheryl Gillman on May 29, 2018
    You can always call your local animal control and they will either bring a ladder tall enough to put it back in the nest or at least would know where they could take the baby bird so it's fed and cared for until it's able to be set free back into the wild again. A local vets office should be able to give you info on what to do aswell
    Hopefully the little bird is still ok (I just noticed the date of the post)
  • Tarielle Tarielle on May 29, 2018
    If you know where the nest is and can put baby bird back safely then do so. If not, you can leave baby bird on the ground and the mother bird will find it and feed it. We have many baby birds in our backyard every year and normally when they are out of the nest it's because they are supposed to be out. Unless a huge gust of wind has blow the little one down I wouldn't worry too much.
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