How to Save a Life

by Bridget Moran
(Denver, CO)

I have a heart and a son and his friend who brought me a baby bird! It happened at my son's friend's house. I have had it about 9 days and he/she is such a cutie.



I have been caring for it around the clock especially last week, the nest fell out of the tree tragically my son and his friend witness the dog get the other baby bird but they managed to save this one. There was no way to climb that big tree to put it back, and the boys spent time seeing if mama was around he said no suspicious bird activity ... he is 10.

They have been periodically checking to see if the mama will come back. Anyway I felt sorry for this little one and this has been a truly amazing journey.

I love this beauty and his feathers have grown beautifully, he is able to really make his feather puff out he is greyish in color.

I think he is a sparrow can you identify. P.s. called vets and others to take no one would. I am going to do the best I can to save his life. I want to do what is best for the bird, I have been researching and trying to learn as much as possible as far as when it will be safe to release him and all other information on how to care for him.

It will be a sad day when I have to set him free. I sure wish I could keep him he has grown on me but the main goal was just to keep him alive until he is safe and can make it on his own. Any help in identifying his kind and other information is well appreciated.

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