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Yesterday my husband found a baby thrush, which I think might be a mistle thrush, that had fallen during its first flying lesson and landed among the budding hyacinths in one of our shrub tubs. Thankfully it did not land on the stone patio! After taking a few photos, I took it some water in a tiny container and some bread, but the poor little thing was so frightened that it half leaped, half fluttered out of the shrub tub onto the patio and hid behind a bush, crying out in its fear and distress. I worry that it might also have been in pain, as it could have hurt itself, when it fell, though I hope that the soil and the flowers would have cushioned its fall. The mother came, but could not see it, so we thought that we had better go indoors or it would only make matters worse. The next day the parents were hanging around the garden, each one sitting on a different wall presumably on the look-out for cats.However, the next day we did not see them and hope that this means that the baby bird had learned to fly.
Camera details:- Canon PowerShot A3100 IS on Auto setting
Location:- South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, UK