What is "Bird Turd"?
Well, Wednesday there was a baby robin on the ground in the back yard. It was about naked and way to young to be out of the nest. We looked through all the trees around the area and the only Robin nests with chicks were different ages. This one had to have been carried by something and dropped here. I figure either a bluejay or black bird. We have problems with both breaking up nests.
We left the baby where is was in hopes that it's mother would come around and show us where the nest was. We waited at a distance and normally hidden all day, but no mother ever showed up.
By that evening the baby was getting weak, so there was no choice. Dad took it and fed it. At the time I didn't know what he was feeding it, but it ate several Blueberries. That evening Mom gave it mealworms from my bins. The blueberries had gone right through the baby and it shot out some large amounts of slimy blue poop. As a result Mom named it "Bird-Turd".
Thursday it perked back up and begging for food every 30-45 minutes. The baby started spitting out the mealworms, so Dad went digging and found a few fishworms. It took those very well. Inspite of digging everywhere we found very few worms and BirdTurd was hungry. No choice, off to the store to buy BAIT. Mom feeds it every 30-60 minutes and gives it water by dripping it into it's beak with a needless syringe.
I took some pictures Friday.
I wish I had gotten pictures the first day. The little thing grows so fast and is feathering quickly. It has doubled in size in just a few days of being well fed. It is more coordinated and can now perch on the side of its wicker easter basket. It shouldn't be long before it is out and free. It is connected to Mom. She is the one feeding it. I can't. I get too attached to animals, so I keep my distance from those that won't be permanent pets.
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