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harri



Joined: 28 May 2011
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 10:00 am    Post subject: Baby Blue Tit Rescued Reply with quote

Hi
We have just rescued a baby blue tit from the paws of a cat. The bird is uninjured but a bi shocked. we have popped it on a branch in a tree but are wondering what to do. Should we leave it there and hope that it's Mum can find it, or that it flies away - or bring it in and give some food and water. We do have some blue tit food available - or just put it somewhere safe outside?
Thanks for any advice
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minijoan



Joined: 06 Mar 2011
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Location: Northampton

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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Harri, I am not an expert on these things and others on this site might give better advice, but if I found a baby blue tit I would try and put it up in a tree or bush as near to site it weas found as usually the parents are around and they will recognise their chicks call and make sure it is feed.

Chicks very rarely survive being hand fed although I have heard of it happening it does take a lot of time and trouble.

Joan
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Strixaluco



Joined: 24 Mar 2005
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Location: Mayford, Sy

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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're quite right Joan - the best thing to do is leave the chick to the parents.
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harri



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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Elizabeth and Joan

We left the chick in the tree and bit by bit he worked his way to the top of the tree - about 2 hours. Then flew away, but we then found him hiding under the car, so we popped him into the privet hedge and scattered some food around. Some blue tits have been around but the chick is still sitting in the hedge.
What we are not sure of is how far away from the nest the cat had carried him.
So, fingers crossed. We know it is best to leave him somewhere safe with food and water around and hope that Mum can find him.
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