Lone blue tit fledgling - advice please

Hello, I have just found a lone blue tit fledgling in my garden. There are bird boxes nearby but I dont know where it has come from. It is very distressed and I think its mum is on the fence but doesnt know what to do. I’ve left it some water - is there anything else I can do to help? Many thanks, Hayley

  • Hello Hayley, sorry no one got back to you. Normally once they fledge they will sit up in the trees and bushes and the parents will be close by to keep an eye on them. Maybe it is injured or sick ? Hopefully mum or dad found the young one.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • Hopefully it all worked out ok. Advice is always to leave young birds alone and keep a safe distance unless they are in immediate danger. E.g. Stood in the road, stood in range of a cat etc. N.b. Definitely no need to put water out for fledglings. They are more likely to drown than drink. When I first moved here, we had a young dunnock drown in a bucket I had filled earlier, and left to get up to air temperature before watering the plants.