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fledgling

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a young bird that has just fledged
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The adult female was pretty quick to get to it once back outside, but if you spot a fledgling without a parent, unless they are obviously injured or sick, the advice is to leave them alone.
The fledglings will appear fully feathered and spend these days hopping around your garden in broad daylight - hence why so many members of the public are convinced they need rescuing.
TOUGH TIME: A nesting skylark feeds its hungry fledglings
Although number of young fledged is a common measure of number of young recruited into the population, survival of fledglings until dispersal may be a better measure of reproductive success for population models (Keedwell, 2003).
So CDs of birdsong are now being played twice a day to the hundreds of fledglings cared for in RSPCA wildlife centres.
Protection by wardens, volunteers and an electric fence helped Wales' last remaining colony of little terns produce a record number of fledglings this summer.
Magpies will eat the eggs and fledglings in the nests.
Between April and July each year, the RSPCA is called to rescue or care for about 20,000 fledglings because people wrongly think they are abandoned.
British Waterways and the RSPCA are urging canal users not to pick up baby animals or fledglings from the tow path unless they are injured or in danger.
The shearwaters nest on land, and fledglings depart on an autumn evening to make their first, critical flight to the sea.
Babies should be returned to nexts when they fall, and fledglings like the kestrel that Origer found should be left to learn to fly, she said.
Since the nests are generally right above the water, the fledglings are immediately swimming and searching for food.