Birdwatching In Bushnell – 1

“If a bird’s nest happens to be before you along the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, with the mother sitting on the young or on the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young;” (Deuteronomy 22:6 NKJV)

Just received information from my sister-in-law, Patty, up in the Bushnell area of Florida. They live in a wooded area where many birds make their nests. Yesterday, her friend went to town and then to my sister-in-law’s, with her truck. They discovered that mamma bird had placed a nest, with young, behind the licence plate. They had ridden all around with her.

Good morning Lee! These baby birds rode all the way down I-75 to my girlfriends hair salon in the front bumper of her truck behind the license plate & spent the day there.

Birds behind licence plate by PattyBirds behind licence plate by Patty

Birds behind licence plate by Patty (from phone)

When she discovered it, she rushed back home to see if momma would come attend to the young. The momma would not come back to them, even though she put the truck right back in the same spot. Toward night and it getting cold, my sister-in-law took them to her place and put them in a warm room and is now feeding them formula.

She said they are perking up and now the two of them, her friend who has baby lovebirds and Patty, are getting into a routine of feeding them. They haven’t found a rehab place, so they are doing what they can. She is asking for advice. My advice is “you will have fun when you start feeding them worms later on.” :)

Birds now perking up- by Patty

Birds now perking up- by Patty

“Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. (Luke 12:6 NKJV)

Here are some quotes from her text message:

It took us a couple of hours to get formula into each one at the beginning but after I got them home they perked up and started begging. – I have been making batches of formula & feeding when mouths are open. – It’s a full-time job. – Getting into a rhythm now. – I will need your input as we go along!

When I reminded her of Luke 12:6, she wrote back:

“When it comes to babies & animals God seems to guide me.”

I have never raised baby birds, so her plea is out there. If you have any input, please let us know and I’ll forward it up to her.

Stay tuned!