Baby Swallow rescue!

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  1. ChrisD

    ChrisD Senior Stratmaster

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    I was just walking to the car this morning when I noticed a little swallow jump/scramble under the car. Managed to get a hold of it after it fluttered about a bit, it seemed weak and disorientated. I put it into an old nest box I had in the shed and for the most part it sat huddled up in the corner, I didn't think it looked too good!
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    We have a very prolific cat so I thought it best to keep it in the shed out of the way!

    I came back an hour later and tried to feed it insects and worms with a small set of tweezers but it wasn't having it, just sat huddled up. I was going to put it back when an adult swallow flew over and chirped causing the little ones eyes lo light up and it called back. I brought it out on my hand to see how it reacted and it flew away like a little rocket up over the tree's and around the side of the house where its nest had been!

    I wish it well, I hope it makes it to Africa in a few weeks time. Amazing how a little thing like that can make your day:):)
     
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    gutshank Strat-Talk Member

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    Way to go, the little ones sometimes need our help. Not being indifferent makes us better people.
     
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    We have a Wren nest in a fire extinguisher box. The first batch did well a few months ago. But the second ones died yesterday. I'm guessing the heat didn't help

    False alarm. Evidently my neighbor was mistaken. I saw them moving this morning


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    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Gold Member

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