We are in the middle of baby bird season!
The West Wyandotte staff was reminded of that when a nest that was over our back dock fell down. Three baby birds were left vulnerable and mama bird was swooping around and letting us know she was upset about it.
Thankfully, staff knew to contact Operation Wildlife, or OWL, for assistance. OWL is a local organization that protects injured and orphaned wildlife, and can give you ideas on how to help preserve nests of baby birds if they are unsafe or damaged.
In order to help the birds, we called OWL, and they asked us to email them with pictures of the birds, nest and the location of the nest before it fell. They got back to us in a matter of minutes and told us the birds were barn swallows, and were just a few days from fledgling, or learning to fly. With their suggestions, we were able to make a nest holder, and tie the nest back up very near to where it had been and place the three babies inside. Please view the pictures and if you find yourself in a similar situation, please reach out to them for help about what steps to take.
23375 Guthrie Road
Linwood, Kansas 66052
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(785) 542-5114 Fax