Sunday, July 21, 2013

A baby bird in a basket on East 13th Street



S. Wylie shares these photos ... as well as this story...

"Earlier this week an ingenious and noble New Yorker rescued this baby bird on East 13th Street..."





But yesterday, the baby flew the basket...



12 comments:

Goggla said...

A true survivor!

LvV said...

Well if that just isn't the cutest thing ever.

Anonymous said...

whoever did that is AWESOME !!!

Anonymous said...

Great close-up pic!!! I want to put a little worm in its little mouth!!!! (I think that's what birds eat?...) Or birdseed, or a little piece of bread in its mouth!!!

Anonymous said...

I live on this block and saw the young man and woman who found the bird. The woman looked up how to care for baby bird on her smartphone. It was such a wonderful thing for them to do. I thanked her and him profusely for taking care of the baby sparrow. They renewed my faith in humanity, and the neighborhood.

DrGecko said...

@anon 2:55 - If you want to feed it the way its parents would, you have to vomit in its face.

Anonymous said...

Very nice of them.
It's a weird stage, (that first flight) where they're able to kind of flutter down, but then can't quite get back up.
As long as nothing messes with him/her, it'll be up and away in a day or two.

Anonymous said...

I also just helped out a baby sparrow (with lots of helpful advice from a wonderful bird rescue), and these people did a great thing making this nest. If you can't get the bird back in the nest it fell out of (and that happens a lot this time of year), the next best thing is creating a nest out of a basket that will put him as close to the parents as possible and keep him out of harm. The parents will continue to feed the bird, and when it is time for him to fly, he'll make the leap. My sparrow's parents cared for him on my balcony (I couldn't get him back in the nest because it was up higher near the roof) for nine days, and when he was ready, he flew. It was amazing to watch. They feed him constantly from dawn to dusk, about every 20 minutes.

Rachel Bartlett said...

"I (...) saw the young man and woman who found the bird. The woman looked up how to care for baby bird on her smartphone."

That is what you do with the internet and instant access to all the knowledge mankind has to offer -- you save litte baby birds :-)

Gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

YAY! A happy story on EVG!

Anonymous said...

this is so adorable :)

sinestra said...

God that is cute- and so awesome that they built it by looking up advice on their phones.