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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Another Mouth To Feed

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.


Update...
I found the nest where the baby fell from. He/She is happily reunited with the family.







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23 comments:

RainGardener said...

Oh my goodness Cindee that is so precious. And you got pictures of it all. Jack looks like a sweetie laying there watching the baby. Great post and how cute!
I think I've missed a post but still battling this crud - king of feel like I'm going backwards now after getting better.

CiNdEe said...

Hi RainGardener,
I hope you feel better. Do you have that horrible cold? That is a terrible one.

tina said...

So sweet! Those parents are really good and usually stay close by. It is amazing.

tina said...

Linda, Do hope you are feeling better soon!

mothernaturesgarden said...

I love happy endings.

Tootsie said...

what a sweet story!!! good thing you found it! your dog is hilarious! my cat used to do that with the kids when they were babies....she wouldn't let us get into the nursery...she was Tootsie the guard cat!

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

So very cute and sweet! Jack is so adorable watching the baby! -Jackie

CiNdEe said...

Hi Tina,
I put some updated pictures on.

Hi Mothernaturesgarden,
I do too!

Hi Tootsie,
I put some new updated pictures on.

Hi Ellie Maes Cottage,
Jack loves to help with eveything! He is such a sweet dog(-: Unless a rat is involved then it is another story!!!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What a wonderful story. I am so glad that momma was able to get her baby back. Hope that old snake doesn't get them, Ewww .

Jacque said...

Great story, Great pictures! You have all that wildlife in your yard because they know where good people live. Jack and Scout are very similar.~Jacque

My Little Family: said...

Your idea of putting the whole bucket out there was genius! I wonder how the baby got back into the nest?

I am surprised that Jack is such a gentle little helper - one would think his prey drive would take over, like the cat. Good boy Jack. Make your mama give you some chicken jerky for that!

Meadowview Thymes said...

Warmed my heart to read this Cindee. You are amazing!

Brenda Kula said...

That is some nest! And you are an incredibly sweet person!
Brenda

Kathleen said...

I'm a sucker for a happy ending Cindee and this is perfect! Thanks for sharing it. You are such a quick thinker and that baby Oriole is adorable. I've never seen one quite that young ~ they show up at my feeder after they can fly. I'm glad you were able to help reunite them.

Skeeter said...

What a sweet story and with a Happy Ending! Jack is indeed a good watch dog!

creekside rummager said...

Great rescue - very kind.

CiNdEe said...

Hi Hocking Hills Gardener,
Thanks(-: They are up in a tree so safe from a snake(-:

Hi Jacque,
(-: I think all the wild critters tell all their friends that I give out free meals(-:

Hi My Little Family,
I put the baby back with the other ones(-: Jack is a very nice doggie!!!(-:


Hi Meadowview Thymes,
Thanks(-: Glad you enjoyed it!

Hi Brenda,
Thanks(-: I try(-:

Hi Kathleen,
This is the first time I have gotten an up close and personal visit too! They are such pretty birds!!!

Hi Skeeter,
Jack is a good dog(-: He loves to help(-:

Hi creekside rummager,
Thanks(-:
It was a rewarding experience!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a great story with a happy ending!

flowergardengirl said...

Jack's face is priceless! You are the sweetest person and I appreciate how much you care about everything. I can hear the excitement in your voice when you found the nest and returned the baby. I'm so glad it ended on a happy note. But that bucket---wins you lots of brownie points for nurturing creativity.

Nicole said...

Found you through Kasey's, this is a wonderful story, Kudos for you taking time to remedy the situation!

CiNdEe said...

Hi flowergardengirl,
Thanks!!
Jack is a pretty funny dog!!!

Hi Nicole,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a message!!! (-:

Water Roots said...

This is one of the sweetest stories I've read. You are obviously a very compassionate person. I'm so happy to hear that the little baby bird made it, and is safely back with its family. I'm such a sucker for happy endings like this.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Great pictures Cindee, wonderful save on the baby.