Got my first orphaned baby bird of the season tonight ...
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.
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.
"We give dogs the time we can spare, the space we can spare and the love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made" - M. Facklam
"We are raised to honor all the wrong explorers and discoverers - thieves planting flags, murderers carrying crosses. Let us at last praise the colonizers of dreams."- P.S. Beagle
"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king." - J.R.R. Tolkien