Friday, June 19, 2009

Fledglings

Spring -- a good time to talk about those little feather dusters that you might see hopping around your yard. For the first few days after leaving the nest, fledglings are just learning to fly and may take their chances on the ground. If you're concerned the young bird might be in harm's way, place it in a shrub then leave it alone -- the parents are probably freaking out nearby. Check out this link for more information.

11 comments:

Georgie said...

Great advice in that link, Lynn.

Especially in answer to our own youngsters regarding a lost baby bird, when they ask:
"Please...can we keep it??"

Lynn Sinclair said...

When they ask that, Georgie, it's a great opportunity to teach them about nature and wildlife.

NuclearToast said...

Poor fledglings, not really understanding that soon they'll have to get jobs and start planning to build a nest of their own. Enjoy summer while you can, fledglings!

Lynn Sinclair said...

So true, NT, so true.

Raggedy Angst said...

I got wing-slapped by a crow a couple of years ago--one wing to each side of the head. I'm guessing I was too close to the nest, but maybe it just didn't like my hair....

Lynn Sinclair said...

Lol, Raggs (and wow, because crows are some healthy-size birds!).

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