Kristy did not hesitate when she found this little fledgling bird in the middle of the road at Casino. The fledgling was alert, even though it was bleeding around the beak and under one eye, too young to fly it was terrified.
Once in WIRES care it was identified as a little Olive-backed Oriole, the female of this species builds a cup-shaped nest which is usually located around 10 meters above ground. The nest is attached by its rim to a horizontal fork on the outer-edge of the foliage of a tree or tall shrub and built of strips of bark and grass, bound with spider web.
This little fledgling may have been a bit too adventurous and tumbled out of the nest high above the road.
The little Olive-backed Oriole is doing well in care with WIRES volunteer Julie, its injuries were minor and it is seen above with that faraway look, likely dreaming of the day in the very near future when its wings have developed enough for it to fly away to freedom.
Thank you Kirsty for saving the life of this precious little bird.
Picture by Julie Marsh