Robin down! Robin down!

Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)April 28, 2009

Furbaby was meandering in the front yard woods when all of a sudden several robins started squawking and going nutso. I had only ever heard birds do that like that once before when there was a snake sunning itself and they spotted it.

Anywho, I soon discovered there was a robin fledgling on the ground and Kiley (pup) was ready to pick it up or at least check it out, when I dragged her away and tied her up...along with the other inquisitive furbaby. I prodded the little bird a bit and it ran with its wings flapping so I guess it was not harmed. I guess the mother (or other family members) will come and teach it how to fly? Any birders here? Can they learn to take off from the ground as easily as if they had taken off from the nest 'up' somewhere?

I don't know where the baby bird is now, but would like to think it will be safe once I let the doggies loose later.

Sue

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jim_6b(TN)

I see that happen a lot and the mom and dad bird will continue to feed the baby.
jim_6b

    Bookmark   April 28, 2009 at 4:25PM
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dorisl(5)

Dont worry Sue, baby will be OK.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2009 at 6:20PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Thanks to both of you. I went out later and walked around the front yard woods a bit near where the baby was last seen, and no parent robins started screaming at me. I let the furbabies free then and there were no further incidents.

Sue

    Bookmark   April 29, 2009 at 12:11PM
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medontdo(8)

i was worried about ours, and we ended up feeding her, she is fine, i thought she was dead and burried her, talla freaked, unburried her, and the next day there she was, with that wierd wing, going in the yard, hopping, and low flying, now she flys all around. but she doesn't land on tabor anymore. :'(

    Bookmark   June 5, 2009 at 2:46PM
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