I came home tonight from a 3 hour long written exam/interview to find this little fledgling hopping around in my backyard.
Momma and Poppa bird were dive bombing the 3 dogs and shrieking something awful and the cat was eying him from the relative safety of the bushes...readying himself to pounce, I imagine.
He's now in a cage for now, and I will try to either find the nest to put him back tomorrow, or feed him berries and meal worms until he gets his flight feathers in. He still has some downy fuzz on his head, like bushy little eyebrows!
impromptu easter basket grab:
safe in the cage: