Most of the baby birds that I have received recently have been released successfully. The first day that I released them, most of them came to me for crickets. One time, all five baby bluebirds lined up on a limb on the magnolia tree to be fed. The following video was taken on the day after release. The birds still came to be fed. By the third day, they would not come close enough to get the cricket. They are mostly hanging out at the feeding station I have set up with a variety of foods. I regularly see the chickadee, Carolina wrens, and bluebirds at the feeding station.
I have three birds that are not ready for release and will pick up several more today. Birds will be rotating through the lanai regularly as nesting season continues.
I count roseate spoonbills weekly at the Alligator Farm. They are an endangered species. Following is a video of a parent feeding its chick.
The baby bluebirds already have more blue on them than they did three days ago.
They grow up fast. Since I see them every day, I didn’t notice. I will have to pay more attention.