If an entire nest has fallen, the nest can be placed in a wicker basket or kitchen colander and hung in the same tree. The container doesn’t matter as long as it’s unobtrusive and has excellent drainage. Locating the nest near the original spot increases the probability of success, but isn’t essential. Often the parents will continue to feed even if the nest is hung in a nearby tree, which may be necessary if the nest accident occurred because a tree has fallen or was removed.
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When rescuing injured wildlife, the choices you make will impact that animal’s life and possibly your own. Knowing about the risks to the animal as well as to you, your family and your pets, along with the right advice from the beginning can mean the difference between a heartwarming, educational experience and disaster.
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