We had a robin nest in our robin nestbox, and all 3 babies fledged this evening, just before it started getting dark, which I thought was unusual as I thought most baby birds fledged in the morning. The last I saw of the parents were them both calling from the fence. Two of the babies joined them and they flew away (the fledglings more fluttering than flying ) But then I realised one of the babies had been left behind. None of the parents or siblings returned and now it’s got completely dark, so I’m worried for the fledging that’s been left behind. He’s sat in a bush at the moment, wide awake and he looks cold. I know fledglings do not need to be interfered with, but I’m not sure whether I should just try and put him back in the nest just for tonight or leave him there and hope that his family come back tomorrow morning.. Any advice for the poor little fella?
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Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos
(One bush does not shelter two Robins)
Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)
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