With a Little Help by lyndemc

With a Little Help

I have another orphan bird project.

My son found this poor little thing while mowing. It was covered in ants and trying desperately to attract attention for help, standing tall and waving its little head about in distress. Sometimes nature has to be left to take its course but I just couldn't do that this time, what with the apparent determination this baby had to survive. Though its face and beak are still wounded from the many ant bites, its appetite is impressive. The difference with working with robins rather than sparrows is that robins require a high-protein "meat" diet which means I am currently spending a ton of time hunting for bugs, worms, and other crawling things. I'm not keen on hurting bugs either but this baby needs to learn to recognize future 'dinner opportunities' so it can thrive on its own in the wild someday.
Oh poor little bird. You've managed to make it so beautiful despite it's condition 🤗
July 6th, 2020  
Poor little thing! Anything to be done?
July 6th, 2020  
Hope he makes it
July 6th, 2020  
Do you have a wildlife rehab facility nearby? I volunteer for one doing rescues and this little guy might need medication or special food. So glad you rescued it!. Keep us posted!
July 6th, 2020  
I wish him the best. He has a tough road ahead but his determination certainly deserves an effort to help him.
July 6th, 2020  
great capture, poor little bird, I hope you can make it grow
July 6th, 2020  
I’m so glad you are helping him survive
July 7th, 2020  
Oh no, I hope he recovers fast.
July 7th, 2020  
Cute capture. Hope it makes it.
July 7th, 2020  
Sweet photo with all the lovely flowers around him!
We found 2 baby doves on their backs after falling out of their nest last month. We put them back in their nest and they fell onto the concrete a 2nd time! We then put the nest in a shallow bucket and hung it from the branch where the nest was. The babies were finally safe! We watched as the parents were diligent in feeding and cuddling- then just last week the babies flew away! It was so fun to watch them fly together!
July 7th, 2020  
That's quite a job you're tackling - but looking at the poor little guy, how could you not try! Wishing both of you the best of luck. A wonderful shot with all that color against his awesome details.
July 7th, 2020  
Well, now you're just tugging at my heart. Good for you and your son for coming to this little guy's rescue.
July 7th, 2020  
That's so wonderful you have come to it's rescue - I hope you both have a great outcome :)
July 7th, 2020  
I wonder how this baby is doing - almost a month since you posted this image? A lovely image, by the way, and a tender narrative to accompany it.
August 4th, 2020  
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