injured bird

by Kelly Clark
(Honey Brook Pennsylvania)

black body yellow beak white around the eye medium size maybe 5 to 9 inches

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Mar 25, 2016
injured bird
by: Brook

this could be a fledgling robin, is it possible to put it back where you found it?

Mar 25, 2016
injured bird
by: Brook

Kelly, It is impossible to care for a wild bird unless you are skilled wildlife care taker, it is also illegal. The bird could be injured or it could be a very young bird who has just left the nest. Why do you believe it is injured? If you still have the bird in your care you do need to take it to a wildlife care center but the next time the best thing to do this time of year is to leave the bird where it is because it is probably a young bird who has just left the nest and the parents are watching over it. It may be too late for this one.

Mar 24, 2016
Injured bird
by: Margaret Mariam

Contact your local fish and wildlife department and ask for the name of a wildlife rehabilitator who can help you. Although I have successfully provided rehabilitative care for injured birds, it is an ENORMOUS undertaking. Baby birds, for example have to be fed @ 15-20 minutes from sunrise to sundown. You can't go off and leave it unattended for a few hours. If you still have it, you may want to give it very SMALL amounts of water with an eye dropper. If you gently touch the beak, it will probably open its beak. But only give it 1-2 drops of water at a time. One or two drops; stop. Wait 15 minutes, and try it again. Don't force it. You didn't say the nature of its injury; but its too late to get it help tonight. Keep it in a safe box, where nothing will bother it, and shut off the lights. It needs its rest. First thing in the morning, call and get help from the experts. Broken bones have to be set with 2-3 days of the injury.

Good luck.

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