As soon as I saw it I rushed Toby back in the house and grabbed a ladder and gloves and a box. I tried putting the little guy back in the nest but he would have none of it and climbed back out again, so I put him in the box and ran back to the house.
I remembered that my friend Martha knew of a lady that took in injured and orphaned birds so I called her and luckily she was home and had the number handy. When I first called Ann Young, aka "the bird lady" she asked me a list of questions to determine the age of the bird and then said to try to let the little guy hop around and see if his mommy and daddy came back, then if that didn't work after 30 minutes to bring him in. So after an agonizing 30 minutes watching this little birdy we put him back in his cozy box and drove the 45 minutes to the bird lady's house.
As soon as we got there, Ann took him into her arms and gave him medicine and food while she and checked him all over for injury. Once he was deemed well enough to be with the other baby birds she found a cage with baby mockingbirds, plopped him in and he snuggled up right away with the other babies. It was so heartwarming!
Ann Young (no web site) is an amazing woman who dedicates every spare minute to taking care of birds so that they can be rehabilitated and released -- an incredible person who looks after god's creatures like my friend Bernie. We need more people like this in the world.
yeah amazing people! Ann had about 75 birds at her house when we were there, since it's baby season lots of orphaned birds are showing up at her house. Thank goodness she has volunteers to help her out!
Good for you!!! Birds are something I only know a little bit about.
Thanks for the sweet comment, I think you're pretty amazing yourself!!
yes! that's just what our bird lady was like! She took us all around her house so we could see all the birdies. And she takes them in 24 hours a day! what an amazing person :)