What to do if you find a fledgling/baby bird…

Nestlings are baby birds that have no feathers, or only
a few. Nestlings won’t survive long outside the
protection of the nest, and where possible nestlings
should be re-nested and left in the wild.

If you can’t see a nest in the surrounding trees, or it’s
fallen down or been damaged, then you can make a
replacement nest to put the nestling back into. This
could be as simple as a basket or plant pot with some
nesting material inside, securely attached to the nearest

If the bird is injured, the quickest way to help is to
contact your local wildlife rescue centre or vet.

Fledglings nearly have all their feathers and leave the
nest just before they can fly, so it’s normal to see them
on the ground. Keep your pets away from them, leave
the fledgling alone and monitor it, as the parents are
usually nearby and feeding the bird.

Even if you have already confined a healthy fledgling,
you may still be able to return them to their parents. If
they’re in immediate danger, place them in a sheltered
spot a short distance away.

#babybird #fledglingseason #wildlife #RSPCA #advice



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