Baby bluebird out of nest on ground
I hope I've done the right thing.
We were cooking out and I was going around to go check on one of our bluebird houses, when I was divebombed twice by the male bluebird. I ran back to the patio where he left me along. Both parent bluebirds were just around there. I attempted to go back to that area again and was almost divebombed again. After a while the parent bluebirds were gone, so I walked over to the area and saw the tiny bluebird sitting on the ground. This area is not safe for long on the ground because of snakes and cats, so I had read somewhere to get a pillowcase and try to catch it gently with that so I enlisted the help of my husband and we succeeded in running him out of the fenced yard (even more dangerous) and starting down a steep hill (70 degrees angle) to the neighbors. So then I went around the hill and down to the neighbors and started slowly climbing up the hill and waved the pillowcase and got him going back up hill at which point I was able to gentle lift him with the pillowcase and put him back in the wooden bluebird house. I had to gently nudge his little wings so that he would fit through the hole, but he was safely in. I have seen the bluebird father again around there so I have avoided the area now and hope that if all the other birds are gone that they will return to find this little one. I'm not sure and I was afraid to look in the nest because I've heard that baby birds at this age may fly out prematurely if you open the door to look. So I have no idea if the others are in there or not. At this point, I feel like I did the best I could do because even though the parents may have eventually gotten him to jump up in a tree, I wanted to make sure he had the best chance for survival. Any ideas?