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This is excellent info. If you can find a downed nest put it in box or basket and tie it as high as you on a nearby tree or tall shrub. The parents should feed if they are alive.
The ground is super danger. thick prickly bushes like holly or climbing rose or paracantha are good choices to get bird off the ground watch from a distance
to see if parents take over feeding, good info that meal worm will latch on to baby mouth so cut head off. I love green plastic strawberry baskets as they are perfect substitute nest with plenty of drainage. Keep this handy with phone numbers. of bird rescue and avian vet. look up most current info of baby formula but remember many wild babies need insects. insect suet that does not melt can be frozen as well as powdered baby food
Temp is critical as the crop can be burned or clogged because too cold. 101F
powdered electrolyte or freeze pedialyte in ice cubes and store in freezer in a zip bag. Microwave defrost each serving. Pedialyte only lasts 2 days if not frozen. Powdered can have longer shelf life if frozen. Bird rescues often have
baby wild bird flyers keep a few to give to others Best wishes,
J:budge:eek: Ann
 
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