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Tue May 28, 2013, 12:45 AM

Knitters Purl One For Orphan Fledglings

Pass this along to any knitters you know!


In the spring, West Sound Wildlife on Bainbridge Island, WA, receives numerous fledglings who have fallen out of nests or have been separated from their parents.

The baby birds get popped into fake “nests” – like the berry basket style shown here – that are perfectly sound but maybe not as cozy as their original nest.

So this year, the group put out a call to knitters for a soft solution using a knitting pattern created by Barbara Johnson. They’ve already received dozens of washable, cozy beds for the babies

These yarn nests work well not only for birds but also for many small baby animals received at the shelter, such as raccoon kits, reports Elsa Watson, Development Coordinator, West Sound Wildlife Shelter.

Knitters can check with their local wildlife rescue to see if they could use some nests or send them to West Sound Wildlife, 7501 NE Dolphin Drive, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 for their baby patients.

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Tue May 28, 2013, 09:32 PM

1. OMG, I just love baby birds!!!

I rehabbed years ago in Houston, and the baby birds were my loves. What sweethearts! I wish I knew how to knit, but I will forward that to a few people who I know do knit.

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