Welcome to Oklahoma … the place winds come sweeping down the plains. (My apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein.) The spring season is synonymous with wind storms, some a downright nuisance and but others a bothersome headache.
Spring can be that point of the yr for Ma Nature’s rebirth. Wild songbirds rear their nestlings in wind-damage-prone piles of twigs and sticks. It just isn’t unusual for baby birds to finish up orphaned on the garden in your house’s yard.
Most individuals’s inclination is to scoop up the susceptible nestlings and cart them off to a wildlife rescue facility. You most undoubtedly wish to do that if the younger birds have skilled damaged bones or a minimize within the pores and skin that wants mending. Beyond that, it is perhaps finest to do in any other case.
Let me clarify.
If the younger birds are fairly properly lined in feathers, there may be nothing amiss in leaving these younger birds alone so their mother and father might proceed with their care and feeding.
On the opposite hand, these baby birds which might be principally naked pores and skin may have extra intensive consideration from you. You can style a substitute nest out of a recycled berry basket. Fill it with some store-bought Easter grass. Fasten this makeshift nest securely on a tree department that’s considerably shaded from the scorching solar. Wrap a towel across the baby birds and gently place them within the fake nest. Likely as not, the baby birds’ starvation pangs will encourage them to name out to their mother and father and induce them to convey them meals and luxury.
Oh, spring! We beseech you to not be such a cantankerous rascal!
Neil Garrison was the longtime naturalist at a central Oklahoma nature middle. His electronic mail is [email protected].