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June 25, 2010


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Judy, young birds need more protein than seeds provide. Adult birds feed them insects, caterpillars especially. If it is capable of flight, I hope the parents would return to take care of the baby. If not, a wildlife rehabilitator in your area will be able to take care of the young. Search online for a local rehabber. Good luck!

Judy herder

Have a nest of chickadees that must have fledged this morning. Unfortunately a cat found one on the ground but I was able to rescue. Seems OK have in a box. My question is - do the parents feed on ground once fledged or would it be able to eat seeds I provide?

The Zen Birdfeeder

Chad - thanks so much.


Birds are truly amazing creatures. It's pretty exciting to watch a nest over time. Keep up the good work.

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  • Our eyes and ears should be open and alert to the natural wonders that surround us every day. Take time to look out our windows to see the birds that visit us and open our windows to hear them. Walk around whatever space we have to enjoy the birds in nature. Every day, work on improving our powers of observation.


  • Nature happens. We cannot MAKE natural things happen (or NOT happen). We can create habitats to encourage natural things to happen around us, but there are no guarantees.


  • Birdfeeding comes with responsibilities to the birds and the environment we share with them. If you are unwilling to accept these responsibilities, you shouldn’t feed the birds. We also have a responsibility to share these natural wonders with the next generation.