At night it flapped out of a tree where it was hiding, so I put it back in the aviary for the night. Just then it had been sitting on a perch in the aviary and with the sun out I put the dog away again and then went to move the bird back out onto the ground.
The idea here is that if it's a fledgeling that's fallen out of the nest, the parents come down and feed it, the baby gets some energy and can fly back to the nest.
As I went to handle the bird he/she jumped off the perch, out the door and the last thing I saw was a disappearing black spot on this background
over my back fence. I didn't even get a photo of the bird when it was with me. Quite apt really.
And I'm pretty thankful. I didn't want to include hand rearing of a native bird to my todo list.
Halie can come out of the cooch now.