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Baby Hummingbird
Jun 16, 2009 | 10754 views | 0 0 comments | 294 294 recommendations | email to a friend | print

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center received a call from Tracy Aviary about a baby Hummingbird someone had dropped off. When we picked it up it was missing a foot. The family who brought it in said they had been watching the family grow and the parents and sibling flew away leaving the last baby. They watched for a couple of days and the family didn’t return so they collected the baby up and brought it to the aviary. We named her Pip for the sound she made when we fed her. Pip could fly but had trouble perching. After a couple of months in our care Pip learned how to perch with one foot. We determined that Pip was releasable and sent her home with one of our volunteers to be released in their hummingbird friendly yard. They reported seeing Pip at their feeder a couple of times before she migrated south with the other hummingbirds.
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