Saturday, May 30, 2009
Last night as I went to put the chickens to bed and Batten Down The Hatches I heard a loud squawking sound coming from the bird feeder area. As Wyatt lay in wait...it was a baby Oriole.
I had to decide fast what I was going to do as it was getting dark and the baby bird would be a late night snack for the cat. So, I rescued it of course!
I brought it in and fed it some gruel...Jack helped...(-: Actually you would be surprised how protective he gets over all the babies. He growls at Gus if he comes in the room! Pretty cute(-:
Then I put it to bed in a bucket. I thought, well if it makes it through the night I will figure out what to do next. Well it made it. And this is what I decided to do.
After putting it in the bucket the little bird jumped up on top of the bucket and squawked loudly for his mom and dad. A few minuets later a Mother bird showed up and called him out of the bucket onto the ground. He scurried into the foliage and was gone. Mom and Dad are flying around and squawking as are all the birds in the yard.
I found the nest where the baby fell from. He/She is happily reunited with the family.