Baby Birds: What should you do?Posted by Abigail on Wednesday 1st of April 2009
You may remember we discussed baby birds this time last year and what you should do if you think there could be a problem. Below is a quick reminder of the golden rules.
The RSPB advice is clear: unless the bird is injured or in immediate danger, leave it where it is as the parents will be watching over and feeding it.
If the bird has a serious injury, for example a broken wing, punch some holes into a cardboard box, pick the bird up very carefully and put it inside. Darkness reduces stress, so keeping the bird in a dark box will help keep it calm. Take a look at the RSPB website for more advice. Bring the bird along to Grove Lodge for treatment as we have a specialist wildlife unit.
REMEMBER: You must only bring a baby bird to us if you are absolutely sure it is injured. Handling wild birds greatly reduces their life expectancy and therefore must only be done in an emergency.