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Throughout Spring and Summer we are continuously taking in nestling and fledgling birds of a variety of species. Most commonly, they are injured by predators, including us humans, or brought in under circumstances where people have meant well, thinking they have been abandoned when the parents are actually out gathering food, for example, but should have left them alone.Please follow our guide below of what to do if you find a baby bird.
Featherless or nearly featherless baby birds (nestlings) fallen from their nests but appear unharmed should be put back in the nest if possible (this will not affect them) or call us if unable to. Older babies with feathers (fledglings) spend a few days on the ground before their wings are fully developed. Non injured fledglings should be left alone unless in immediate danger or at risk of cats, which they can then be moved under a hedge or brought to us.