Baby Bird Alert!

This spring, as fledglings start to leave their nests, the RSPB is urging everyone to leave baby birds alone, as interfering could do more harm than good.

Baby Bird Alert!

This spring, as fledglings start to leave their nests, the RSPB is urging everyone to leave baby birds alone, as interfering could do more harm than good. This precarious period when birds first leave the nest may look harsh, but experts at the RSPB say it's all part of the process of a young bird learning to survive on its own.
The wildlife charity's phones are red hot at this time of year, with worried callers who have seen chicks they fear have been abandoned and want to help. However, the RSPB's advice is to let nature take its course – mum is probably close by and most definitely knows best!
However, the RSPCA advises that if you see a baby bird with few feathers, or none at all, it may have fallen from the nest too soon and will not survive for long outside unprotected. In this case, please take it to a local vet or wildlife rehabilitator.

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