Saturday, May 31, 2008

Baby Bird Update

The two baby birds that we have here have started leaving the nest and I didn't know it would be this soon. It scared me this morning when I only saw one bird still near the nest. I thought that the other one had either fallen to it's death or some predator got it. Later this afternoon I went out to check on the one bird still in the nest and saw momma bird fly away from the ground. I started looking for the other baby and found it in our neighbor's yard. I was concerned and felt the need to help but decided to find out about baby doves. The info I found says that they leave the nest 2-3 weeks after hatching and flutter to the ground. Momma and Daddy stay close by and continue to feed and protect them until they are strong enough to fly away. That makes me feel better and relieved to know that I don't have to try and save the baby bird. Momma bird knows what she's so I will leave them alone. They sure have gotten bigger!