Date: 5/27/19 11:04 am From: Janine Perlman <jpandjf...> Subject: Re: Baby barn swallow
Perhaps experience has been mixed, but many experts suggest returning babies to the nest. Depending on age and species, most nestlings will hunker down and freeze, rather than panic and prematurely fledge, though the latter can certainly happen if they're close to fledging age.
The best thing to do with a baby barn swallow that has fallen out of the nest is put it back into the nest. There really isn't a second best thing to do. .....
Anne Hobbs Communications Cornell Lab of Ornithology
There are a couple of reasons why it's ideal to re-nest: Depending on species and age, parents aren't necessarily hardwired to care for grounded fledglings. And there is no such thing as a predator-free yard. Very few birds that are on the ground at dusk will be there the next morning.
On 5/27/2019 7:40 AM, Joan Reynolds wrote: > If you try?? to put it back in the nest you will likely scare all the > other nestlings out of the nest.?? If there are predators you might try > to put it up high in a shrub or tree instead.?? Let's hope it parents > can still take care of it where ever it is. > > On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 12:43 PM Jay Jones <jonesjay62...> > <mailto:<jonesjay62...>> wrote: > > My advice: If the area is predator scarce leave it alone. Adult > birds will feed it and it will eventually fly and thrive. > > If not, carefully return it to the nest, ensuring you don???t alarm > its sibs ??? trying to return a half dozen is a whole new level of > challenge. > > Rick Jones > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On May 26, 2019, at 11:49 AM, Janine Perlman <jpandjf...> > <mailto:<jpandjf...>> wrote: > > > > If it can't yet fly, it should be put back in the nest, if at > all possible. Thanks! > > > > Janine Perlman > > USFWS avian rehabilitation permittee > > > >> On 5/26/2019 10:27 AM, Kay Hodnett wrote: > >> Neighbors have little barn swallow that fell out of nest near > their front door.?? It is trying to fly, almost ready(maybe why it > fell).?? Should they get on ladder and try to put back in nest, > leave it below, or what??? Kay Hodnett > >> > >> Sent from my iPhone > > >