What type of bird is this little fellow?

by Melissa
(Virginia Beach, Virginia)




I live in Virginia Beach. It is a neighborhood with many trees. He was cawing his head off with his beak open looking for food. I fed him a little bread and he scampered off. An hour and a half later he was back for more food. He flew up on the bag I was holding and was cawing at me for more. He had no fear, but just sounded so sad. He took off just before dark. He could fly maybe 3 feet at a time and kind of shaky at that. I also found a down nest in my front yard which I think was his home. If he comes back tomorrow any suggestions on food? I did wet the bread balls before I dropped them in his beak to try to make it easier like momma would do...

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May 23, 2014
what type of bird is this little fellow NEW
by: Brook

OOPS, I see you live in Virginia Beach and there is a white patch under babies beak so it is NOT a crow. I don't know what it is but I do know you shouldn't feed it bread, try meal worms or earth worms or any other kind of bug.

May 23, 2014
what type of bird is this little fellow NEW
by: Brook

The pictures look so different, is the bird black or gray? You say it "caws" and if it is darker than the light gray pic and larger than a Robin it could be a crow, they are one of the few birds that "caw" depending on where you live. What is the third pic? I would feed it meal worms but definitely not bread. Young birds need protein to develop right and bread has no nutrients for them, it only keeps their tummies full and it would eventually die. Many young birds are fed insects by the parents. Be sure it has water available too. Hopefully a parent will reclaim it.

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