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Old 06-04-2014, 05:53 AM   #1
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Spare Tire Birds Nest...

I found this after we setup this past weekend... there was actually five babies total. Mommy bird was probably at our house looking for the nest, meanwhile the babies went for a 75 mile ride on the highway. We found a local bird hospital and we were able to drop them off there, so at least this story had a happy ending.

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Old 06-04-2014, 06:24 AM   #2
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Baby bird napper alert!
Baby bird napper alert!

Any idea what kind of bird they are?
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:56 AM   #3
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Found one in the propane tanks under the cover. lucky there was no eggs or babies yet.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:54 AM   #4
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We found a local bird hospital and we were able to drop them off there, so at least this story had a happy ending.
Pretty funny find and very cool that you were able to find somewhere to take the birds.
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:06 AM   #5
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Thanks for taking care of the birds. For campers who get in a similar situation, it may be helpful to know that some zoos have animal rehab centers that take in injured or orphaned wild creatures and then release them when they're able to fend for themselves.

My wife, a retired RN, volunteered at the rehab center at the N.C. Zoo. She got to care for and often hand-feed all types of animals (but not the zoo animals, which have their own medical teams). These were animals just like the birds you found, plus snakes, owls, hawks, possums, bobcats and any other wild creature that needed help. Then they release them, if possible, in the same geographical areas where they were found.

Thanks again for being a friend to wildlife. For those who can't find a zoo with a rehab facility, there are all types of other organizations that do the same type of work, if you're willing to make the effort to find them. I imagine local veterinarians would know about the local organizations that do this.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:16 AM   #6
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Just to add to your post, I was told by a vet when my DD found a baby bird she nursed back to health that dry dog food left in water to "bloat" is a good way to feed the babies, they get nutrition and water from the food.
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for the birds

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