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|Comment||Thanks for your prompt reply. Since I saw no parents for hours, and the chick was cheeping for food, and the temp was predicted to be 105 I elected to take him to rehab. Have not seen the parents since. I have had a total of 5 clutches , 3 chicks each, successfully raised by bluebird parents. For whatever reason, this mother did not see fit to raise this baby, even though he was a brave little guy...making it thru 5 days of searing heat with what I observed to be minimal parental attention. He deserved a chance, so hopefully they can give him that chance at a wildlife rehab. A note to bluebirders...don't put your houses in full sun if you live in an area of hot summers!|
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