View Full Version : Got my first orphaned baby bird of the season tonight ...

05-18-2004, 10:15 PM
It's a little sparrow. It has feathers, but isn't flying or eating on its own yet.

It had fallen out of its nest at my son's school. While the kids were waiting for the bus this afternoon, my son saw some other kids chasing the bird, trying to kick it and step on it. :mad: :(

So, my son told them to stop it, caught the bird, and carried all the way home on the bus. :)

It's eating good and doesn't seem to be hurt. Hopefully in a week or so it will be ready to go free.

I seem to have developed the reputation as the "bird lady". Every year people bring me all kinds of baby birds to raise ... I've raised pigeons, sparrows, mourning doves, starlings, grackles, and robins.

05-18-2004, 10:41 PM
Good luck with the birdy. I am glad your son rescued him. He deserves an outing for ice cream or something, great boy!

05-18-2004, 10:42 PM
Awww poor baby! I can't believe those kids wanted to kick/step on it!!! :mad::(

Glad your son brought him/her home to you. Do we get to see pics? Keep us updated!

05-19-2004, 07:34 PM
Doesn't it make you feel great that you've rasied your son so well? Shame on those kids that were trying to harm a helpless baby.

05-19-2004, 10:27 PM
I don't have a digital camera, so sorry, no pics.

Yeah, he's a good boy at heart. Sometimes I forget that when his smart mouth is going. ;)

The birdie is still alive, and is eating like a pig! :)

05-19-2004, 10:33 PM
Originally posted by Twisterdog
The birdie is still alive, and is eating like a pig! :)
Sounds like you have a "Welcome homeless birds" mat at your door.
Your son sounds as if he has an amazing love for animals - I gather you had a big part in that. Congratulations to you and your son and bless you both for taking this little birdie in. What a joy is must be to rescue a helpless little creature and later release it into it's own environment. I applaud you both.