Ceefus Takes Flight

I never thought this little guy would make it to be honest.  I’m told that most rejected baby birds in human care will die.  I wasn’t sure I was making the right choice by intervening rather than allowing nature to take its course, but I am so glad I chose to try to save him. He has grown so much since I found him. He had so few feathers and I thought surely he wouldn’t have enough nutrients and was I even hand feeding him correctly. 

Tonight he flew from his basket to my shoulder and then across the room. It scared the heck out of me but boy was he ever proud of himself! 

I decided tonight that I will try to release him. If he comes back, I’ll keep him but I just can’t make myself put this beautiful little creature in a cage and deny him his freedom. I’m not sure how much longer he will feed from my fingers but I’m going to try to introduce him to mealworms soon. 

I’m going to miss him when it’s time to let him go. This has been a truly remarkable and very rewarding experience. ❤️

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