Little Lost Chick

by mamagrace71 on October 10, 2012

Last Friday afternoon, we found this little fella sitting on the curb.

We think it had fallen out of this tree.

And while its mother was flying around, she didn’t come to collect her little one and we couldn’t see where the nest was.

Finding a little shoe box, we filled up with some leaves and twigs and took it to our local vet.

But before we dropped it off, the boys wanted to say goodbye and wish it well.

If you’re in NSW and find injured wildlife but can’t get through to a vet, remember you can also call WIRES (NSW Wildlife, Information, Rescue and Education Services) on 13 000 WIRES or 13 00 094 737.

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Kylez @ A Study in Contradictions October 10, 2012 at 10:38 am

Naw, what a little cutie. It’s always sad when that happens, hope it was ok in the end. I remember when I was little we found an abandoned baby magpie at the park with Grandma and we took it home and feed him some water from a syringe until Grandpa got home and could take him to the vet. It was the best afternoon, looking after the little thing.
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Emma October 10, 2012 at 10:46 am

Poor little thing. Hope it found a nice home. (Though it looks suspiciously like a mynah bird in the pic, in which case I’m afraid I don’t wish it quite so well…)
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Prue October 10, 2012 at 11:08 am

I have fond memories of doing this as a kid. Your boys will now have it cataloged in their minds forever as well.
Prue x
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Yvette @ Little Bento Blog October 10, 2012 at 11:14 am

oh what a shame it lost its mother :( Hope he finds a new home!!

Gorgeous little bird!
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Lisa October 10, 2012 at 11:51 am

Hope the bird got back to his nest. Your boys would have loved looking after the bird. Good luck with the re-homing x
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Ai Sakura October 10, 2012 at 11:51 am

I once found a little bird that fell from its nest as a kid too. Kept it for a while as a pet.. I remember it pooing a lot on my mum’s floors heh
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Alison October 10, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Aw – so cute. We love birds – I hope he does well.
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daddownunder October 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Good Karma coming your way, good to teach the boys to care for nature too.
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Tat October 10, 2012 at 1:16 pm

This is good to know.We dound a bird the other day and went to get a box. By the time we got back, the bird was gone… I hope someone else has picked it up. I had no idea what to do with it anyway, so now I’ll know.
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Bachelormum October 10, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Sweet. I hope he/she makes it. I found one similar when my daughter was a baby. My heart went out to it. I raced it home, shoe-boxed it and took it to my cash-strapped musician neighbour asking if he could catch a taxi to the vet as I was going to work. He did. But I think the chick missed its mum too much. :-(

I think it’s really important though to show compassion for our furry and feathered friends who have to share our big cities.
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Kevin October 10, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Well done and great lesson on try and help out if you can. I can’t help thinking that my 2.5yo would have put the lid on the box and shaken it though.
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Julia Kuku Couture October 10, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Oh bless how sweet are you. I on the other hand have a bird phobia and I especially hate myna birds and magpies and wouldnt you know 5 of the darn things have taken up residence in my backyard. I have been madly googling solutions to my problem. Currently Maksi try’s to scare them away by saying “go way birdy” so far we have had little to no success x


Danya Banya October 11, 2012 at 1:20 am

Awww. We just took a juvenile possum to a WIRES vet the other day too.
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Bridget October 11, 2012 at 1:58 am

You’re a good mom. Seriously. That picture of the twins looking at baby bird is sweet. :)
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Nami October 11, 2012 at 3:22 am

That’s amazing that you even thought of taking it to the vet, much less know where to call if there’s no vet available. Then again, we don’t get much life wilder than the alcoholic couple next door.
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Lisa@RandomActsOfZen October 11, 2012 at 3:12 pm

That’s one lucky little guy. So glad you found it before a larger animal did!


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