Does a wild baby need to be rescued?

When babies are infants or very young, mother is always nearby. Mothers will not return to their young with humans in sight but they rarely abandon their babies.

There is no truth to the tale that a mother will not go back to babies that have been handled by humans.

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Fledgling Birds

finchesFledgling birds spend 1-2 weeks on the ground learning to fly and being cared for by their parents. Featherless, downy or incompletely feathered baby birds that fall from the nest may be re-nested. Contact a rehabilitator for instructions.