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Re: Help please a new born bird fallen out of nest what should i do to help

Like many others, I have seen the developing saga but had nothing extra to be able to offer. I am sorry that there was not a happy outcome. I hope the comments from others help to reassure you that you did your best.

From the number of replies and advice (and views of the thread), it is clear that the forum has many caring people. It is heartening that you have all taken so much effort over such a small creature. Thanks to all of you.
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Re: Help please a new born bird fallen out of nest what should i do to help

That's so sad! I've been following this thread with baited breath all afternoon... but such young birds are very fragile.

I agree that burial in a forest sounds like a good idea. If you use a paper box as a coffin, that should be fine too. After the day you had, you can probably use the closure of a little ceremony.

(I am not sure this is in good taste, but... perhaps you could pick up a box of chocolates and use it to hold a small "wake" for the bird. Then use the box in the burial; it'd be more dignified than a shoebox.)

But until you can get out to the woods, you should probably keep the small body somewhere cool. Maybe even the fridge -- sealed up in something, of course.
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Re: Help please a new born bird fallen out of nest what should i do to help

It's sad to hear the little bird didn't make it. Thanks for your huge effort, Sutter and Colonelboris (and all the others who've read this thread and mentally supported Sutter and the little baby). To bury the bird in the forest sounds like the best solution to me.

I know you're very sad at the moment, you did something very special and I'm sure you'll be rewarded for it somehow. And maybe when the mourning is over you can remember this story with a smile. I, for one, had to smile when I tried to picture you cheeping or giving the bird a mouth-to-mouth. A story you can even tell your grandchildren when you're old and still beautiful

Again, thank you, Sutter. It's so nice to see that there are still some caring people out there that put the needs of a helpless little creature before their own. I better stop now before I get melodramatic...
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Re: Help please a new born bird fallen out of nest what should i do to help

Thankyou to everyone i will take my baby to the forest tomorrow, and bury MY BABY (i have to say my baby as i feel it was my baby sorry). Then i will light a candle to say goodbye. Such ashame a new born had to die
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I wish i could bury it in the garden. My husband said i should take it to the forest, and bury the baby there is this a good idea, or not? Please any advice is greatful thanks
I'm so sorry to hear he died Sutter Like a previous poster said, the little birdies are so very hard to keep alive...they just get really scared and their little hearts can't handle the strain.

I think you should take the little baby, and give him a name. Take him into the forest, and bury him really deep at the roots of a tree, so that other animals can't dig him up, and so that his little birdy particles are taken up by the tree. After you've buried him, say a prayer to God or whoever you worship, asking for someone to watch over the little baby's soul. God I'm getting choked up

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Old 06.05.2008, 22:50
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I'm so sorry to hear he died Sutter Like a previous poster said, the little birdies are so very hard to keep alive...they just get really scared and their little hearts can't handle the strain.

I think you should take the little baby, and give him a name. Take him into the forest, and bury him really deep at the roots of a tree, so that other animals can't dig him up, and so that his little birdy particles are taken up by the tree. After you've buried him, say a prayer to God or whoever you worship, asking for someone to watch over the little baby's soul. God I'm getting choked up

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me too thank you so much
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Re: Help please a new born bird fallen out of nest what should i do to help

Just wanted to tell everyone who was helping me yesterday that we took the baby to the forest (a place we often go for walks so we can visit), and buried the baby earlier today, and we have had a candle burning for a while now.

BIG BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE AGAIN WHO REPLIED TO MY THREAD, TO HELP, AND ADVICE ME.
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Re: Help please a new born bird fallen out of nest what should i do to help

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You tried everything you could. Just remember that little baby is not suffering anymore. If you ask me, I think he's flittering around a nice clearing in heaven where there's no scary cats and there is TONS of birdseed. He's probably all, "Holy cow look at all of this FOOD!!!!"

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Old 07.05.2008, 17:11
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I wish I had gotten here sooner to post. When this happenS to us, I drive the kids to the local pet hospital, and they accept it.
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Re: Help please a new born bird fallen out of nest what should i do to help

Hi Sutter,
Oh thats so sad, I hope you feel happier now . You did the best that could be done so well done girl.

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Hi Sutter,
Oh thats so sad, I hope you feel happier now . You did the best that could be done so well done girl.

Annie

Thanks your kind words made me feel better, my daughter took it really bad, she was crying her little heart out today when we buried the baby
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I am so sorry to tell you the baby died i tried to give it mouth to mouth, but it did not work i have just spent the last half an hour crying, and trying to console my daughter i really tried everything, and would like to thank everyone who tried to help me.

Now one last question please what should i do with the poor baby at the moment the baby is with me in the lounge.

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Old 08.05.2008, 18:07
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Well Sutter, you'll be pleased to know that I just saw that the eggs have hatched in the robin's nest in my garden. There are at least 4 balls of fluff in the nest and everything seems well. Amazing really that the eggs were only laid less than 2 weeks ago. I'll see if I can get a picture at the weekend.

There's frantic insect collecting activity going on from both parents. Since they are nesting at head height next to my herb garden they seem to have got quite used to human presence.

So you see lfe goes on. It's always sad when one baby bird doesn't make it but that's the way of things and nature's next success story is usually only round the corner.
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Old 08.05.2008, 19:12
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Well Sutter, you'll be pleased to know that I just saw that the eggs have hatched in the robin's nest in my garden. There are at least 4 balls of fluff in the nest and everything seems well. Amazing really that the eggs were only laid less than 2 weeks ago. I'll see if I can get a picture at the weekend.

There's frantic insect collecting activity going on from both parents. Since they are nesting at head height next to my herb garden they seem to have got quite used to human presence.

So you see lfe goes on. It's always sad when one baby bird doesn't make it but that's the way of things and nature's next success story is usually only round the corner.
Thank you so much for your post it meant a great deal to me, i will tell my daughter, and i am sure she will be able to sleep tonight thanks to you.
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Thank you so much for your post it meant a great deal to me, i will tell my daughter, and i am sure she will be able to sleep tonight thanks to you.
Well you inspired me to get my camera.

The nest was "occupied" so you'll have to wait for the picture of the chicks but here's the proud mother keeping her brood warm.

Don't worry, my zoom lens ensured that noone was disturbed!
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Well you inspired me to get my camera.

The nest was "occupied" so you'll have to wait for the picture of the chicks but here's the proud mother keeping her brood warm.

Don't worry, my zoom lens ensured that noone was disturbed!
Thankyou so much that is a really nice photo i will put your rep up tomorrow, i have given too much out today, so i hope i can do it tomorrow
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A Happy Ending!
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Re: Help please a new born bird fallen out of nest what should i do to help

Just be a bit careful about photographing nests and nesting birds. I don't know the law here, but photographing several species in the UK while nesting will get you a 5,000 fine and/or six months inside. It's even stricter in the US where I think they cover most species in this way with harsher penalties.
I have a couple of shots of nest-building birds on my site, but none where there were eggs or nestlings.
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Not really - the bird died.
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