This week on Wildlife Weekly, host Jackie Edmunds of the Dane County Humane Society talks about bird nests that are destroyed during a storm. The nest could carry eggs or baby birds so it is important to know what to do.
It is best to get the birds back as soon as possible as the are brooded by their parents during their early age. Without the brooding they could be cold or have hypothermia. Checking that they are active is an important thing to do.
If the nesting material is there you can use a basket or a butter tin with a handle to put the nesting material into the basket and make sure it is snug and around the size of the nest. By using a ladder you can hang the nest so the parent can come back. Make sure to watch the nest soon after to make sure the parent comes back.
If the parent doesn’t come back call the Wildlife rehabilitation center at (608)287-3235.