posted on May, 13 2018 @ 12:21 PM
Thanks for the effort and time to try and rescue one of our fellow creatures. If I may ask did you know what species it was? How do you know it was
rejected by it's mother? We had raptor rehab at the nature I worked at unless that was a screech owl, falcon or kestrel chick it was too small to be a
raptor, or too small to survive perhaps if it was a larger species. To my eye it looks more like a baby robin or blue jay possibly.
Eta: Seems an appropriate thread to add my story; over our front door we put some artificial greenery for Christmas decoration. Failing to take it
down that spring a pair of house finches decided it was a great place to raise a family. We left them alone and for 3 years they nested there and
raised a brood of chicks. It was so cool to watch the young birds as they fledged and jumped from the nest to fly for the first time. They usually
made it no further than a nearby redbud tree or the porch railing. After a few short flights they could fly almost as well as the adults.
As they raised their 3rd brood we came home to find a visitor in the nest; a black ratsnake. It was in the process of eating a 2nd chick leaving only
1 in the nest. Tempted to stop the snake my ethos to let nature take it's course got the better of me. The snake went away with a full belly and
likely laid it's own clutch of eggs that year. The finches never returned to nest there again. Sad story but I still feel I was right to not
edit on 13-5-2018 by Asktheanimals because: (no reason given)