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Old July 6th, 2010, 08:46 PM
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Know Anything About Robins?

I found a baby robin in the yard just a little while ago. Well, actually, the dogs found her but thankfully, they didn't touch her (anyone hear me holler? ). She was just inside the fence from the woods. She ran from the dogs but couldn't fly. I got the fuzzbutts into the small yard and when I returned to her, she ran through the fencing into the front yard. She's about 200+ feet from the woods where I can hear her momma (or daddy?) and she's cheeping. I was hoping to get close enough to pick her up and take her back to the woods but she runs from me even further so I stopped. What are the chances of her family finding her or her finding her way back home?
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Old July 6th, 2010, 11:08 PM
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Oh so that was you hollering eh? I could hear you all the way down here!

I would think that momma would scoop her up once the presence of human/animal danger was clear.

Perhaps you could do a scope around the perimeter tomorrow but I'm sure you'll see no unfortunate findings.
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Old July 7th, 2010, 05:34 AM
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as soon as you leave the area the parents will scoop down and lead the baby into the bush, I have 2 fledgling mourning doves in the yard, one was sick from heat exhaustion and I brought him inside to cool him down and get some liquid into him, put him back with his sibling and within 30 minutes the parents were back feeding them and taking them into the field
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Old July 7th, 2010, 07:57 AM
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mom and dad are always watching their babies, unless sometimes it is sick and or injured, but then in some cases, i have even seen them protecting their fledglings. Mom and dad will guide the fledgling back to it's spot, if needed.

a Robin or thrush, as they are called as well. males have the black heads, while the females have lighter heads.
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Old July 7th, 2010, 05:03 PM
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Once they fledge, the Wide World becomes their home, LP. Mom and Pop will find her and still feed her till she learns the ropes.
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Old July 8th, 2010, 12:37 AM
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I didn't go back out last night looking for her out of fear she'd try to get further away. The dogs were only allowed access to the smaller run until I could be sure this morning that she wasn't in the big yard. I hope momma and papa found her as she was no where to be seen .
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Old July 8th, 2010, 09:23 AM
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LP,I too have had baby-Robins,not able to fly yet
Mom and Dad can hear them from very far away and usually finds them,since they cannot pick the baby up,all they can do is keep him fed.
Unfortunately he's very vulnerable on the ground and I don't think they, in most cases,survive
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Old July 8th, 2010, 01:06 PM
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Unfortunately he's very vulnerable on the ground and I don't think they, in most cases,survive
Every bird you see in the sky, has gone through the fledgling stage. Yes, some do not survive, but alot do as well

I mean this is what I would say, when I would get calls regarding fledglings and the public was concerned about them being attacked, etc. As harsh as it sounds, you have to let nature takes it's course. When i would say "every bird you see in the sky, has gone through this stage" people tend to relax and say oh ok, lol.
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Old July 8th, 2010, 02:34 PM
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NG,I remember a baby-crow who could not fly,the parents were desperate.
I called OHS,they came,but also said he'd be alright and to leave the baby alone(big baby)
The next morning I found him dead on the road,IMO,if a bird cannot fly,he will not survive,unless he is in a protected area.
We used to have a"bird-lady"here in Oakville,I think her name was Mrs.Smith,she rescued baby-birds and wounded birds,I brought her quiet a few,but she's passed away a long time ago.
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Old July 8th, 2010, 04:46 PM
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Hi Chico: The baby bird might have had a underline illness and that is why it died..Did the officer check the bird out for puntcure wounds or anyother signs? Could also have been attacked by a cat? I always checked out fledglings to make sure they seemed healthy and thriving...meaning i checked under the wings, wings, skinniness, keel, etc.

I understand where you are coming from. It is hard seeing a fledgling and not wanting to help it, however sometimes helping it, can cause it more stress. It is best to leave it alone, observe from a distance and only intervene when needed. Like I said, you have to let nature takes it's course. Most survive, some don't, as hard as that is too say.

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