Thursday, September 6, 2007

That's Random: A Little Lost Bird

A few minutes ago we found this small bird on our front step -- it was just sitting there in a bit of a daze. We tried to shoo it away, but it was having trouble flying and kept crashing into things.

Not knowing what else to do, I picked up the bird and brought it inside. (I don't know anything about birds -- despite now having a bunch of bird prints in my bathroom -- and only realized after the fact that maybe I shouldn't have done that ... )

The bird doesn't have any obvious injuries, although one of its eyes seems to be caked shut. It could be a baby that fell out of its nest, but I really can't tell for sure.

Anyone know what we should do? Should we release it back outside, or will that doom the poor thing -- especially if it has some injury we have yet to ascertain?

If there are any bird people out there, please advise. Thanks!

Update: We took the bird to our vet, who's going to check it out and then turn it over to a local wildlife rehabilitation organization. We kind of miss it already, but I'm glad the little tweet is in good hands.


Michelle said...

call the local wildlife authority. You can probably find them in the yellow pages, humane society or the police. said...

What a sweet little thing. My heart goes out to it. Good advice to call the local wildlife authority or maybe the SPCA. Good luck little one.

Kim said...

Aw it's so cute! I agree with the calling someone comments. And don't worry about touching it, that's an old wives tale

Jane Flanagan said...

Oh! There must be something going on with birds and interior experts! Rita Konig over at Domino posted this week:

I agree - let the pros help. Hope he's okay.

Mandy Lou said...

Not sure if they still do it (or even if the little bird is still with you), but the Alexander Lindsay Wildlife Museum ( used to have a hospital for injured wildlife. You can give that a try. Godd luck to you both!


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