Bird found in Field-needing to make sure rescue is not needed

by V. Miley
(Kentucky)

Our dog actually stumbled upon this little cutie. It didn't fly away when we walked up to see what the all the fuss was about. That lead me to believe it may be a chick, but not entirely sure. We didn't disturb it but our area is scheduled to get several inches of rain over the next few days so we want to make sure it doesn't need to be rescued.

Region: Central Kentucky
Location: in a field behind our house

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Jun 23, 2017
Most of the time...
by: Margaret Mariam

...the best thing to do is nothing. But its okay to check on the fledgling. Walk by the same spot again and see if it is still there in the morning. Is there a higher spot close by ? Parents will probably guide the bird to a safer spot. But if it is truly in a precarious location,AND the parents do not appear or sound like they are close by, gently moving it to a higher position, where parents can find it, is probably ok.

When I had difficulty releasing a reluctant blue jay, (it kep flying back into the house), I put it on a flat roof, in the shade, where parents could safely join it. And they did.


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