Found a baby bird today, parents nowhere to be found and no possibility of returning it to the (suspected) nest location. For now it’s cozy in a box with a macgyvered heat lamp and tomorrow morning I’ll be calling the local Audubon branch to see if they’ll take it.

I believe the nest is located in this vent 25 feet up the side of the house, and I only have an 8ft step ladder. This isn’t the first time I’ve found baby birds on the lawn underneath it, but it is the first time I’ve found one... uh... intact, to put it mildly.

bare light bulb + tinfoil cowl = life support