tiny baby cardinals!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mickistoy, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. mickistoy

    mickistoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have a weeping cherry tree in our flower bed and a pair of cardinals liked it so they built a nest. [​IMG] we have watched the eggs hatch [​IMG] and have seen and heard the tiny birds chirping and such. [​IMG] well.....much to our horror we came home and found all four babys on the ground and the nest all but destroyed! [​IMG] so we called a local rescue called Back to the Wild and they told us to use a butter dish, put holes in the bottom for drainage then ziptie it to the tree. we put the nest pieces back in the butter dish and GENTLY (which is hard for a bull in a china shop like me) place babies in nest. we came inside and peered out the window [​IMG] and in minutes mom and dad found them and was feeding them![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] we took pics so once i get that figured out i will post
     
  2. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you. You have good hearts [​IMG]
    JJ
     
  3. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    Totally cool! Thanks for saving them:clap
     
  4. mickistoy

    mickistoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DW handing me one of the babies

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    final product! hard to take a pic in a tree! [​IMG]
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Thanks for saving them!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
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    Awesome hopefully they are feathered enough and will survive.TY for helping them. DG
     
  7. SallyF

    SallyF Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    What a wonderful story! You're great for caring about them and we look forward to the pictures. Wonder what destroyed the nest without killing the baby birds?
     
  8. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great job... Mom [​IMG] & Dad [​IMG] are always best!
     
  9. mickistoy

    mickistoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:we had a nasty storm today
     
  10. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    That nasty wind [​IMG] has been responsible for many of the baby birds down ! Mom and Dad need all the help they can get !
     

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