His Name is Maurice
I *think* he's a Song Sparrow chick, ( Melospiza melodia ) but could be wrong. He was found on the parking lot of our animal hospital yesterday afternoon and is a bit beat up at the moment. He was laying on his side gasping for breath. Little Maurice has a fractured pelvis and a fractured sternum / breastbone but otherwise seems to be fine and dandy.
He may have been snatched from his nest as a potential meal and dropped to the pavement. He's eating very well from a dropper and is getting antibiotics and some medicine for pain too. He's already moving a little more than yesterday so we are hopeful he's tough and will make a full recovery. He's photographed next to our twenty-five cent coin to establish a scale to his *hugeness*. LOL! He started to move just as the picture was taken that's why he seems off kilter ... using his wing for a little support.
And so baby bird season begins at Camp Nappy. :-)