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    Found this little guy under a small tree today which has nothing in it. I have no clue what kind of bird other than very small and young. Any help in identifying and how to help it get back to mom will be appreciated.


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  • #2
    Vulture?

    My guess is it belongs somewhere in the vulture family, looking at the shape of its beak and the size of its claws. Can you take it to an animal shelter or is there a raptor center in your area? Vultures are considered to be a raptor. (I'd previously thought of only eagles, hawks and falcons as raptors) I found some info on this site... http://www.globalraptors.org/grin/indexAlt.asp

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    • #3
      buzzard?????

      maybe it`s a buzzard , ain`t sure

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      • #4
        Predator

        I'm not a bird expert, but I have been told that the mother bird will not accept the baby back if it smells like a human. Handling the chick will transfer your scent, and the mother will think it is a potential predator and be afraid to put it with the other chicks.

        Admin's suggestion of finding a shelter is the best option, or joining Fear Factor and chewing-up worms for food for the next month...
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        • #5
          cute little bugger

          I have heard the same info about the mother bird will not accept it and would probably let it die now that it has a scent other than its own now. I would think a local vet would be able to tell you where you can take him. There has to be a wildlife refuge or bird sanctuary somewhere relatively close to you. Or you could do as Samurai Dave suggested and chew up some worms for little guy to eat till he's big enough to fly the coop. Dave
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          • #6
            i have used yogurt to feed baby birds be for with good results. returning it to mom is not likely to work. in the past i have tried that with the mom deserting all the Babbie's out after i returned the one that fell.my sent ended up all over the nest and other birds i suspect so she just left. the baby birds were larger than that at the time i fed them yogurt, not shore if its a good idea, just some thing that worked for me. chewing up worms might work better, less tasty though. well less tasty for you any way.
            thanks for the help
            ......or..........
            hope i helped
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            • #7
              Well, we did manage to get it back in the nest so nature will have to do the rest I guess. It was identified as a mourning dove. It is strange how some people thought it was ugly and other thought it was cute. I suppose it is all in how you see things; kinda like a glass being half empty or half full. I love animals, be it ugly or cute and I couldn't stand by and do nothing.

              I looked on websites about birds; written by experts and they said the thing about the Mother rejecting the bird because a human touched it are not true so I feel better about that.

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              • #8
                Glad you found its nest and hopefully it will all work out for that little guy. Dave
                If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

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                • #9
                  Well hope it works out for ya. Does this mean I have to go to time out?

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                  • #10
                    we have an overhang on our living room window that has a growing population of barn swallow's. when we moved in we had one nest now we are up to 6 i think. every summer we get a bunch of babbies and it seems like atleast 1 stays around or rather comes back to make a nest next year.
                    we also have a large bat population but no idea how to make a nest for them or i would make one for shore. they are realy cool to watch swooping around our overhead light at night. too bad i cant make a bat house so we could increase the population to help keep the bug's down.
                    thanks for the help
                    ......or..........
                    hope i helped
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                    • #11
                      If you can somehow attract an abundance of ball animals, and with the bats that you have.....................................start a ball team



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                      • #12
                        I'm a MAJOR animal lover myself, so thanks for trying to save the baby bird
                        That's why I get mad when guys on this forum eat bambi or like my co-workers talking about slaughtering a baby pig for a luau....
                        yeesh.
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                        • #13
                          dove trivia

                          I've had doves build nests outside a block window in my shower so I get a close up view of them (which I don't think they appreciate). Once they build their nests (and they are NOT smart nest builders; very flimsy and in very precarious locations like downspouts) and lay the eggs, it takes 2 weeks for them to hatch. I always seen just 2 eggs in each nest. Then, it takes 2 weeks for the birds to leave the nest. They are not very attractive but get better looking every day and I swear they double in size every day. Once they leave the nest, they hang around for a few days with the parents watching over them and then they're gone. Don't know if anyone was interested in this info, but just thought I'd share! Cat
                          Hope this little bird makes it.

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                          • #14
                            we get between 3-5 swallows and the nest is packed long befor the little ones are ready to leave. the parents dont have a place to sit in or on it hardly. i think we lose some now and again due to the lack of space isue. they do get big fast.
                            thanks for the help
                            ......or..........
                            hope i helped
                            sigpic
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                            summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                            JAMES

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                            • #15
                              Sad day

                              Baby bird was placed back in the nest last night and we had a storm through the night. Baby must have been blown out of the nest and didn't make it. Found her/him this morning. It's too bad we can't help as much as we want for a good outcome. It is always sad to me to have the young not even to have fighting chance. What is odd is most baby birds tend to flee as we approach to rescue them. But this little fellow would would see us and fight to get to us as if we were the parents. As you can see in the pics, it was very young and we may have been the first it had a chance to bond with.
                              Still sad. But I will still always try to help a creature is distress. Thanks to all that offered support. Not all outcomes are bad. Many years ago I found a pidgeon at my shop. It was very weak . I took it home.....about 12 miles away. Gave it food and water and cared for it for about two days. It had a numbered band on one leg. I found out that it was a retired carrier pidgeon on a run from New York to California by people that do this as a hobby. When I released it, it circled the house two or three times and the took off west bound. It was explained to me that this was the bird trying to get its bearings. When it arrived in California I was contacted by the receiver that it had safely made it home. Not all do. I really felt good that I could help. Some birds just get exausted and have to stop as the flock goes on. The winner is the one that has the most of the group that complete the trip. Life can really be tough sometimes. N. Monteleone
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