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found a baby bird ,where can i take it ?? ZURICH

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I have found baby blue tit this morning in the middle of the street ,soaking wet and attempting to fly but not getting far.I took it home got her some worms and gave her water .She has perked up after eating ,and is trying to fly around the flat ,but she can go 20 cm high max and than falls down.went to look around where i found her to see if there were any nests that she may have fallen from ,but can't see any .If i put her back where i found her ,she will get hit by car or eaten by cat .Is there a bird rescue i could take her to??Do rescue places even take in wild birds??
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Re: found a baby bird ,where can i take it ?? ZURICH

I've always heard it is best to leave them close to where you found them, or not touch them at all. The parents will be around somewhere.
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Re: found a baby bird ,where can i take it ?? ZURICH

Poor mother bird is distraught right now. Some huge monster has kidnapped her child!

It'll be headline news on twitter :-/
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Re: found a baby bird ,where can i take it ?? ZURICH

Alternatively,

This is an old thread I started when I found a bird with a broken wing that smashed into my window:

Bird with broken wing - what to do?

There is some information here. If only to contact them directly and get a professional opinion.
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I have found baby blue tit this morning in the middle of the street ,soaking wet and attempting to fly but not getting far.I took it home got her some worms and gave her water .She has perked up after eating ,and is trying to fly around the flat ,but she can go 20 cm high max and than falls down.went to look around where i found her to see if there were any nests that she may have fallen from ,but can't see any .If i put her back where i found her ,she will get hit by car or eaten by cat .Is there a bird rescue i could take her to??Do rescue places even take in wild birds??
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Have you tried tweeting?
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Alternatively,

This is an old thread I started when I found a bird with a broken wing that smashed into my window:

Bird with broken wing - what to do?

There is some information here. If only to contact them directly and get a professional opinion.
Thank you will give them a call now ,i was about to take her back where i found her .But its 2 lane traffic ,couple of trees around ,but no where safe i can put her down.I can't leave her in middle of the road in pouring rain
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Re: found a baby bird ,where can i take it ?? ZURICH

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I've always heard it is best to leave them close to where you found them, or not touch them at all. The parents will be around somewhere.
This post got me thinking "How does a baby bird who can't fly get back into the nest"

...... I didn't find the answer, but I found this useful link which supports PaddyG's statement:

How to care for a baby bird
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Old 13.05.2014, 16:45
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Re: found a baby bird ,where can i take it ?? ZURICH

This has probably been covered in the other thread mentioned, but this is a summary of what you should do.

Unless a baby bird is in immediate danger or obviously injured, leave it where it is. One of the parents will be back for it soon.

If it is not injured but in a dangerous position, move it to the closest place with some cover. e.g. under a hedge/shrubs

Only if it is obviously injured should you take it away to an animal welfare organisation
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Re: found a baby bird ,where can i take it ?? ZURICH

Update ,baby is back with mum

I put him in a box and took him to the area where i found him .Sat down in the street and waited for mum to hear his chirping .She came and landed near us ,than flew away across the road .Than came back ,and flew in same direction again .So i followed ,hahahhah. Found some bushes and grass and put baby down .And mum came strait away and started feeding him .
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Thank you will give them a call now ,i was about to take her back where i found her .But its 2 lane traffic ,couple of trees around ,but no where safe i can put her down.I can't leave her in middle of the road in pouring rain



It is OK to leave it in the middle of a two lane traffic, but only when the sun is shining . BTW how do you know is a her ?
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Old 14.05.2014, 17:38
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Re: found a baby bird ,where can i take it ?? ZURICH

Here is basically the same information that I provided, as explained by my local Wildlife Trust in the UK
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Old 14.05.2014, 18:05
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This post got me thinking "How does a baby bird who can't fly get back into the nest"

...... I didn't find the answer, but I found this useful link which supports PaddyG's statement:

How to care for a baby bird
Depends on the species, but some bird species don't stay in the nest very long as there isn't space for them to grow and the nest gets soiled with droppings and things so the parents will actually push them out and feed them on the ground instead. You might think that they're more exposed to predators that way, but evolution would suggest it makes sense nevertheless.
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Re: found a baby bird ,where can i take it ?? ZURICH

A few years ago my nasty bugger of a cat knocked a little baby bird out of its nest and didn't kill and eat it. I put it in a basket and fed it cat food. Its little mouth was opening and it was chirping. My neighbours arranged a ladder to put it back in the nest.

It kept falling out so we left nature to take it's course. It's parents looked after it until it died. They waggled their wings for two days.

I was told that if you touch a baby bird the parents will not accept it back into their nest because it doesn't smell like them.

We tried so much to keep it alive. But to no avail.
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I was told that if you touch a baby bird the parents will not accept it back into their nest because it doesn't smell like them.
Like all good research, the information is only as reliable as the source.

I'm assuming it wasn't the Sussex Wildlife Trust who told you this.
(re: the closing line on the attachment in Deep Purples post above)


I've enjoyed this thread.... you learn something new everyday.
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Re: found a baby bird ,where can i take it ?? ZURICH

Not sure what help you guys can give to this situation..... a small sparrow flew through the big open window of my bar here in Zurich. We have a really high ceiling and she exhausted herself flying up trying to find a way out through the big windows.

Eventually she fell down through a gap between the window and a big steel girder and she can't climb or fly out. On a step ladder I can see her but can't get my fingers through the gap. She's chirping away in distress and every minute or 2 another older sparrow comes onto the terrace chirping away and the younger one replies..... I guess it's a mother and chick.

It's heartbreaking to hear and I doubt she will survive the night if we don't find a way to get her out. There's no way to open the windows, one thing for sure is, after we get her out, or she dies, I will block the gap so this doesn't happen again.

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Not sure what help you guys can give to this situation..... a small sparrow flew through the big open window of my bar here in Zurich. We have a really high ceiling and she exhausted herself flying up trying to find a way out through the big windows.

Eventually she fell down through a gap between the window and a big steel girder and she can't climb or fly out. On a step ladder I can see her but can't get my fingers through the gap. She's chirping away in distress and every minute or 2 another older sparrow comes onto the terrace chirping away and the younger one replies..... I guess it's a mother and chick.

It's heartbreaking to hear and I doubt she will survive the night if we don't find a way to get her out. There's no way to open the windows, one thing for sure is, after we get her out, or she dies, I will block the gap so this doesn't happen again.

If anyone with small hands is in Kreiss 5 and can try to help me, there will be a beer in it!
I can help tonight. I've got long skinny arms and quite like beer. PM details?
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Re: found a baby bird ,where can i take it ?? ZURICH

I made a ramp out of cardboard and she climbed out, again flew up to the ceiling and collapsed on the girder. Luckily I managed to catch her in my hand before she dropped down again and I let her out into the garden.

Not before she bit me though!
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Re: found a baby bird ,where can i take it ?? ZURICH

Well done, bravo you - wonderful- let's hope it's not too late and that parents will soon find it and feed it. A chaffinch hit our kitchen window this Spring- despite the cut out bird shapes stuck to it ... and it died instantly, blood pouring out of tis beak. We often have tits or sparrows hitting one of the windows- but not usually hard enough to do real damage

Mind you, we feed little birds here that often feed bigger ones- the resident sparrow hawk often swoops and catches one- and a few days ago, the fieldfares were all mobbing a red kite, just above our garden, probably for good reasons.
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I made a ramp out of cardboard and she climbed out, again flew up to the ceiling and collapsed on the girder. Luckily I managed to catch her in my hand before she dropped down again and I let her out into the garden.

Not before she bit me though!


But now I'm beer-less. Though I see you own a bar so I might pop in anyway and say hi on my way home!
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