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 Post subject: Is there anything I can do for an sick or injured bird
PostPosted: Jun 11 9:36 am 
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There is a robin (younger but I think older than a fledgling) sitting in my yard that won't fly but is still breathing. There are no nearby windows so I don't think that is the problem. Is there anything I should do... or do I just leave him alone and see what happens?

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 Post subject: Re: Is there anything I can do for an sick or injured bird
PostPosted: Jun 11 10:23 am 
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Maybe a fledgling. I saw an older robin come to feed him. I've had to chase away a Northern Flickr a couple times. My yard has no cover for him to hide anywhere.

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 Post subject: Re: Is there anything I can do for an sick or injured bird
PostPosted: Jun 11 1:11 pm 
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If it is a fledgling, it may spend a few days on the ground before learning to fly. I would leave the bird as interference could mean its end. Parents feeding is a good sign.


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 Post subject: Re: Is there anything I can do for an sick or injured bird
PostPosted: Jun 11 1:56 pm 
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Thanks. I let him be and kept an eye on him while it was in my yard. He went under the fence to the neighbors yard , so his fate is out of my hands now. I can finally leave the window. I did see the parent come back twice to feed him so as long as the cats don't get him tonight then I imagine he'll be fine.

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