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Woody & Ted: "The Baby Bird"
Posted: Wednesday May 24th, 2006 by

A few weeks ago, I was really happy with the idea that Blue Jays had made a nest near enough to our house that I could see little baby birds when they hatched. And sure enough, a few days ago, I saw the first little heads above top of the nest as they were being fed. But, I'm no novice to nature. So, I was dreading the possibility that one of them might fall out of the nest.

Well yesterday evening, as I took Caesar outside to "conquer" the lawn, I saw a little puff of blue white on the lawn. I knew before I even got close. I got Taks to call animal control, since I wasn't 100% sure what to do. But, I knew there was no way they would get there in time. It would likely chill too quickly on the ground.

When I heard Taks leaving a message, I knew I had to just do what I thought was best. We grabbed a box and some clothes, I put on some gloves just incase, and we made him a nice little nest. I was thrilled to see he was still breathing. We put the box on a heating pad on low, and I came upstairs to do some quick research.

The first site I found said, not to use cotton, to use tissue. And that it was okay to warm the baby bird in my hands. So, I went back into action. I picked him up again, and held him until he was nice and warm. While I did that Taks cut down a tissue box, and we made a new nest.

Thus far he's doing okay, I'll be taking him to the Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Sanctuary first thing in the morning. I'll keep you guys posted.


Please note:
All money you guys donate to GU from now to the end of June will be given to the Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Sanctuary.

You can use the following link to donate!

And as soon as I get home from the sanctuary tomorrow, I'm going to begin the process of starting a GU operated, non-profit animal assistance fund. All money will be given to animal related charities, sanctuaries, rescues, etc.

I've wanted to do this for a long time now. Hopefully some of you will be able to help.

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