[Tweeters] "Baby bird brought to Seattle from Lk Talapus - now what?"

Christine Southwick clsouth at u.washington.edu
Mon Jun 26 09:35:12 PDT 2017


You probably already know not to "rescue" baby birds, but here is a link that your son can read, so that he will know that this is such a common mistake that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife issued a bulletin.


Christine Southwick
N Seattle/Shoreline
clsouthwick at q.com

On Sun, 25 Jun 2017, Lynn Wohlers wrote:

> Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:43:25 -0700

> From: Lynn Wohlers <wohlers13 at gmail.com>

> To: Tweeters at u.washington.edu

> Subject: [Tweeters] "Baby bird brought to Seattle from Lk Talapus - now what?"


> Hi -


> Unfortunately, my son brought a baby bird back to his Seattle apartment yesterday, from a trail near Lake Talapus, off 90 near the pass.


> As of yesterday evening the bird was in a cardboard box, and was feeding on milk with bread mixed into it. A photo is below to estimate age - it has not fledged,

> and there were no adults or other birds in the area when my son found it. Maybe it's a Gray jay?


> Any suggestions on what to do?


> Thank you very much!

> Lynn



Christine Southwick
Pharmacy Administration
University of Washington Medical Center
Box 356015
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195-6015
phone: 206-598-7398; fax 206-598-6075

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