Determining What's Wrong
Any normal, healthy, wild bird, when approached by a human being, will fly away. If it doesn't, something is wrong with it.
Most times one of the following is what's wrong:
It's too young to fly away.
(see the section called Young Birds)
It's been injured and can't fly away.
(see the section called Injured Birds)
It's sick and too weak to fly away.
(see the section called Sick Birds)
- It's tame (probably because it was improperly raised in captivity) and doesn't know it should fly away.
Next: Young Birds