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Irresponsible Landscaping Orphaned Baby Songbirds
There is nothing better than waking up to a warm, sunny morning and hearing the sound of baby birds happily tweeting away in their nests.
Last spring, the California-based animal rescue organization, WildCare, saw an influx of orphaned baby songbirds. In spring-time, and until they learn to fly, baby birds will spend the majority of their time in their nests, safely huddled together.
Unfortunately, however, the time when baby birds are most reliant on their nests often coincides with spring landscaping season for humans. This can spell disaster for a new family of birds if the tree or bush where their nest is hidden is recklessly trimmed or pruned.
Sadly, in spring-time, these tiny little birds become the victims of irresponsible landscaping. Successfully rescuing and rehabilitating them until they can be released requires an incredible amount of expertise and experience.
Not only that, these newborn birds also require a highly specific diet and environment to thrive.
To care for the hundreds of birds who end up at the sanctuary, WildCare started making tiny, knit nests to house the newborns.
As spring will be returning in a not to distant future, let’s try and make sure that the songbirds all over will fare better this year!
Most of the baby birds need the nests to help keep them warm as they are no bigger than the size of a paperclip.
Depending on the species, these babies need to be fed every 25-45 minutes.
While they do require a lot of intensive care, these little guys can fledge over the course of one to three weeks and be released back into the wild shortly thereafter.
Thanks to these snug nests, the baby birds can grow up nice and strong and get back to chirping out in the wild where they belong.