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What to do if you find a fledgling bird?

Answer: Do not move the bird if there is a chance it’s parents will come for it.

If the fledgling is in danger move it to a more secure position in the immediate visual vicinity, such as under a shed, hedge or bush.

If the fledgling is not in danger leave it alone. Move back and out of sight and, if possible, monitor the bird for the next hour. The parents should return to the area and feed the chick and will call the chick in with a ‘chick call’.

If the parents have not returned within a few hours, or if the fledgling is injured, take it to a vet, who may know of a bird sanctuary. (The reality for these birds is that they will spend the rest of their lives in captivity.)