Our adopted baby bird

We had some terrible storms a few weeks ago, and some branches and trees came down in our neighbourhood. Lots of baby birds stranded. On my daughters way home from school she found a baby magpie lark otherwise known as a peewee and brought it home. It was very very tiny, and it has been living with us for the past 2 weeks. It squawks constantly and is so funny when we feed it. Which is a mixture of small bits of meat and cat food and biscuits soaked in milk.

Just lately we have been taking it outside to learn to fly – the kids take it on flying lessons. So now while it can fly pretty high, it hasn’t quite realised that we cannot fly up to it to feed it. So it sits up in a high branch squawking for food. The first couple of days it did this it was up for about 4 hours squawking away – eventually – at the guilt ridden insistance of the kids, Rob got the ladder and an extender pole and managed to coax it down, we have had to rescue it from other territorial birds a few times too. But so far have managed to get it back in at night time and down from the trees every couple of hours to feed it. It still cannot feed itself.

Category: Family life


2 Responses

  1. maya says:

    what a great story!

  2. Emily says:

    This is such a great thing for you all to do – I bet that bird is so grateful :) And it sounds like the kids really enjoy it too. What a wonderful experience, thanks for sharing :)

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