I found a black bird nestling on the floor in a pile of leaves. It was uninjured but my dogs were going crazy trying to get too it so I thought it would be safer inside. I fed it little pieces of hard boiled egg (i looked it up, its safe for them) since it was gaping at me and chirping. I went to look for its nest, I saw its mother around where I found it looking distressed. I ended up finding a nest, it looked like there was another nestling in there but it was hard to tell. I put it in the nest I found. Did I do the right thing? Do you think the mother will find it/care for it?
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I read this article on National Geographic's website that says if the chick is indeed still a "nestling", and not yet a "fledgling", then it is okay to put it back into the nest:
I'm not sure how close a bird parent would build its nest to another bird's nest, but it seems to me --- although I could be wrong --- that you most likely found the right nest; I mean, how many nests could there be at that location, right? :o Maybe keep an eye on the site and see what the mother bird does. If it tends to the nest, then you probably saved the day. :)1
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