Friday, April 23, 2010

Hard To Be a Baby Bird This Time of Year

Today was one of those days where we had soccer practice and wouldn't be home until well after dinner time. Using some foresight I decided to let the kids run amok while I prepared dinner. Trevor comes running in to tell me that Lucky, our cat, has caught a bird. "Come quick, you have to see this Mom!" he tells me. Knowing that Lucky is very much a bird cat I went outside. I was expecting to see an adult bird with puncture wounds. This is what I found:

This is what I found. Lucky had been "toying" with it like it was a mouse or vole. So I rescued it.

And put it in a shoe box on Julia's counter so she could figure out what to do with it.

We think it came from the nest in the picture above. Trevor found another baby bird that was dead just below the nest.

And this? This is our bird cat.....Lucky.


Julia said...

So I called the animal rescue and they wont take this baby since he's too big... Parents have to step it up and feed him on the ground. I put him on the outside of the fence where THE CAT can't get him.

CheapbyChoice said...

My cat does the same thing. I used to feed the birds, but my bird feeder
became more of a cat feeder. I had to just didn't seem fair.

Tink said...

OMG that is amazing.

Aunt Spicy said...

Ohhhhh, I dont like birds and even I think that is the sweetest little thing!

Grand Pooba said...

I heard that birds won't take care of their babies if humans have handled them. Something about the smell? I don't know, maybe that's a wise tale.

rachel... said...

Oh, I hope the baby bird will be okay!

Although we have a cat that looks JUST like your Lucky, he doesn't catch birds. We found a few baby blue jays once in our yard and we were instructed to put them in a safe spot close to where the nest was and that the handling them really makes no difference to the mama bird. A few hours later they were gone, so hopefully Mama came to the rescue and this one will, too!