This little guy was actually a fledgling that was "kidnapped" - it was on the ground and the homeowner removed it from the area so they could mow their grass.
He has been with us since 4/22 - and had they just given him a few more days, he would have been ready to fly away. But, we will continue to take good care of him and release him as soon as he able to fly. Many people either mistakenly assume fledgling birds are "orphans", or they just want to remove them from the area as they are inconvenient.... Status - released.
Our bird room is starting to get baby birds. We have already seen a 37% increase in our patient load from the same time last year... guess we are in for a busy baby season!