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Black-capped Chickadee (fledgling)

Poecile atricapillus


It a bird


I saw it trying to fly back to the nest on a tree it was too high for meI felt bad so I pick it up which then I remember that it's mother won't take it back x(



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Liam 8 years ago
Black-capped Chickadee (fledgling)
Poecile atricapillus Black-capped Chickadee

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JennyMontano 8 years ago

I left the bird later on and it disappeared so I'm thinking it flew away thanks everyone

Hema 8 years ago

i confirmed that with the Lindsay Wild Life museum. They too said that the mother bird abandoning the baby is an old wives tale,
i took a dove baby to the hospital once because i felt that it was in an unsafe location. It was very difficult,because both the mother and father dove sat on the fence for two days waiting for the baby to return, They are doting parents.
.It is a difficult decision. Thanks to Lindsay wildlife for treating the baby with antibiotics and then releasing it after a month in a reserve,

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 8 years ago

I did not know that Liam I thought the same way as Jenny, thanks for sharing your knowledge :)

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 8 years ago

Welcome to the community Jenny!

KarenL 8 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah Jenny!
What a cute little bird! Often little birds like this will leave the nest before they can fly well & will hide beneath shrubs & in long grass & their parents will continue to feed them for several weeks until they are able to take care of themselves. The best thing to do is just leave them be & try & keep cats indoors. Don't worry about handling it though as most birds have a very poor sense of smell & the mother is unlikely to abandon it.

Liam 8 years ago

Welcome to ProjectNoah. It is not true that the mother bird will not take the fledgling back if a human touches it. This bird is at the right stage for fledging (leaving the nest), and does not need to return to the nest. Nice spotting! :-)

DavidMroczkowski 8 years ago

Maybe a black-capped chickadee,

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Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Jan 20, 2012
Submitted on Jan 21, 2012

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