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Beckywolf

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I am hoping that someone can help me with a baby bird that fell out of a nest in my backyard.

On Friday I noticed that there was a baby bird on the ground, he could hop around and such and I did notice his mother on the wire above looking at him so i figured she would get him back into the nest. We have not touched the baby bird as we know if we do the mother will not take it back so we have just monitored the situation. Now i just went into the back yard again and the baby bird is still on the ground hopping around. I do not know if we should take it in and feed it ourselves or let it be because it seems to be doing ok, the baby bird is hopping around, but i dont know if it is eating...

I need some advice on what to do because i want to give the little bird a chance. The baby bird is a blue jay.

Thank you for anyone who can give me advice.

Becky
lavender_passion

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That happened to me one time also.  I watched that baby bird for a couple of days.  Unfortunately after all that I left home and when I came back the little bird was run over.  I felt so bad - but the best I could do was just keep an eye on it - and keep it from the road while I was home. 

Yes I to remember the little birds mom coming to feed it - I watched 2 or 3 days of that.
WooWooWoo

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My friend, the expert bird watcher who literally travels all over the world watching birds, tells me the mother bird may leave the baby on the ground and feed it when no one is watching.  She thinks it is best to leave it alone.  I know this is hard to do.  I once had a little blue jay fall out of a nest.  It hid inside the bushes and I hid to watch it.  Just like my friend said, the mom brought food to it and eventually it left the area.  This is probably the best case scenario, but it worked for my little blue jay.   Good luck.

Melissa
WooWooWoo

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Please GOOGLE A Guide to Assisting Wild Life Babies and you will find wonderful information on birds.  It really depends how old the baby is.  A fledgling, with a few feathers, will have appeared to fall out of the nest when he is really just testing his wings.  The mother will find him and feed him.  Just keep neighborhood kids and animals away from him and he should be okay.  If it is a younger bird with no feathers, you have to do something different.  You can actually put these baby birds BACK IN THEIR NESTS.  This site explains that it is an old wives' tale that mother birds won't have anything to do with their babies if the babies are touched by humans.  Birds' sense of smell is not that developed. 

Anyway, I think this site will help.

Good luck,
Melissa
Margaret

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I have heard that the parents will continue to feed it. It may need some water though.

Beckywolf

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Thank you for your replies. I did do a search on how to care for wild birds after i posted and it did say some of things that you guys stated.

this little bird does have feathers and is hopping around and when i do see it i do see his mother on the wire above watching so maybe she is teaching it how to look for food and such....i had just never seen this before even though there are many nests in my backyard tree.....my backyard is fenced in so the only animals that can get back there are wild and the little one cannot get to the road.....

thanks again for all your replies....
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