Fluffy fledglings inbound! Baby birds that are out and about in June have made it through the trials of incubation and hatching to reach the fledgling stage, when they are ready to leave the nest. During this time, they’re vulnerable as they learn to fly, fine tune feeding skills and develop predator awareness. It’s a tough time!
Parent birds will be foraging for food such as earthworms and caterpillars. If the weather turns very wet or dry, natural food shortages can be a problem. It’s a good idea to supplement by putting out high protein bird food such as fat balls and mealworms. Regularly topping up bird baths is a great way to help garden birds too.
If you find a baby bird that looks a little lost, follow our guide on what to do.