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Found Wren fledgling in the garden, Info required please.

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Old Monday 15th July 2019, 17:44   #1
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Found Wren fledgling in the garden, Info required please.

I believe it is a Wren, My wife thinks it is a Thrush.

Anyway, I have been feeding it water and mashed dog food chunks, At first it was a bit of a struggle but by the second day it will sit on my hand or perch on my finger and takes food quite easily with tweezers and water from a syringe, It has been 5 days now and i want to let it go soon, But i am not sure if it can actually fly yet, It will hop out the box i am keeping it in if i leave the lid open and fly for a split second to say the edge of the sofa, But if i hold it in the air and let go it will just flap its way to the ground [soft comfortable landing], Also because i have been feeding it for a few days and i do come to let it go will it be able to survive ?

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PS: I am in UK and i live in the country side and i am surrounded by trees.
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Old Monday 15th July 2019, 17:48   #2
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Chances are that if you put it back where you found it the parent birds will tend to it. All fledglings, when they leave the nest, they usually hang around on the ground and the parents tend to them there.

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Old Monday 15th July 2019, 18:25   #3
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If i put it out in the garden i will guarantee a cat will get it first as there are alot of them around here.
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Old Monday 15th July 2019, 21:07   #4
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Looks like a young Robin to me - they don't get their red breast until they're a few weeks old. Given your cat problem, I'd think you're doing as well as you can, short of taking it to a professional wildlife rehabilitator (which I would recommend, if you possibly can).
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