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Strange Little Bird

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Yesterday in southeast Virginia. It is not that it looks strange but it was acting strange.

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If by 'acting strange' you mean hopping along the ground or onto low shrub branches while cheeping pitifully, that's standard behavior for a newly fledged wren (and a lot of other species too). The bird will pass through this stage in a few days as it becomes more proficient at flying and finding its own food.  Mom and Dad are usually somewhere in the area, along with any nestmates.

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And you can tell it was just fledged because of the bright yellow gape visible along the side of the beak, which shows the parents where to bring the food.

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