Hi can anyone advise.
Cat brought a blackbird to the doorstep yesterday. I. thought it was a thrush at first. The bird seemed to be in perfect condition. Was on its back though and chirping like a chick. It seems like a very mature chick with long tail feathers. I picked it up and put it down on the grass and it didn't seem to be stable, falling forwards. I left it under a hedge and kept cats in. It was shortly hopping around in the leaves and flower beds under the vegetation and seemed very strong. The parent birds have been visiting it regularly over yesterday and today and It still looks very strong.
My thoughts are that it seems so fully feathered and getting on for adult size that it should be flying. The adult birds only feed them I guess if they are fledglings so maybe its just a large chick that should start flying soon? As I said above, when I picked the bird up after cats brought it to me, it looked in perfect condition. The wings didn't look at all damaged.
I'm guessing adult birds can continue to feed fledgling for a couple of weeks so this bird should be getting somewhere close to flying soon hopefully. If I need any advice please reply.
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