Exploring Nature with Jerry Hall: Abandoned baby, truly abandoned?
If you find an abandoned baby bird or baby deer, what should you do?
Baby wildlife is rarely abandoned in nature, but mothers do leave babies unattended. A tiny fawn will often lie still for hours while its mother is off finding food and is certainly in no need of rescue. Conversely, if it is walking around and making noise, it may need help.
If you find a baby bird without feathers on the ground, look around and attempt to place it back in the nest it fell from. If the nest is too high, or can't be seen, make a temporary artificial nest from a plastic or wooden basket or box, layered with soft grass or leaves. Place it and the bird back in the tree.
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