This is Fred, a little starling baby that I found last Wednesday near our terrace. He was fallen out of his nest, but I was not able to put him back, because of the height and spot where it was located. He looked poorly. For some time I was just observing him, if maybe his mother would come to feed him, but nothing happened. So I took him inside and called the wildlife rescue center to get all informations how to care for him. I had to get living insects, but unfortunately I got only 2 boxes of crickets and they told me that they don't get more living food until next Wednesday. I had dried beo food from last year when I had the same situation with two little sparrows, but this is not the best food to raise such a bird, so I was quite stressed. I had to feed him every half hour and meanwhile I was searching for insects in the garden. You won't believe how much such a small birdie eats! I was up all nights and super relieved that he survived. Most found baby birds do not survive the first night. Unfortunately I had to give up in the end, because I could not get enough live food for him, so we had to bring him to a wildlife rescue center quite far away from here. I'm still exhausted from not being able to relax nights and days, but it was worth it. I will miss him, but I am sure he is doing good where he is now and they will know better how to return him to the wild when he is big enough. I read it can be tricky with starlings as they become fast too tame. Well, this was the story of Fred.
And I will catch up sleep now! Good night! ;)