I know the rule of thumb is to interfere as little as possible with wild birds, but the kids didn't know that. Yesterday evening two of the neighborhood kids brought us a hurt baby bird that they found in someone's yard. Sine it's not my yard, nor do I know the people that live there, I was unable to try to locate the nest and place this sweet baby bird back in there.
We now have him here and are trying to care for it. As far as we are able to tell, it has a hurt foot (not putting pressure on it kinda doesn't use it at all and it's redder than the other) and possibly the wing on the same side is hurt. Otherwise it's alert and seems okay.
These photos were from last night. We blended bird food into a paste for it to eat.
We woke 2 hours ago to hear the bird chirping. It's been chirping since. There's a storm rolling in, so I plan to get some worms as soon as the rain falls and they are out. Anyone know what we can do to assure this little one makes it?
More photos from this morning.
The foot we think is hurt.
Photos of underside and belly.
Photos of the bad leg. It seems there's dried blood around it. It's undoubtedly hurt. :(
Underside of wing that also may be hurt.
I've posted this to all the bird groups I have here. If it's not fitting, feel free to remove it, just hoping someone can help. :(