Baby birds: Their best help is no help

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A baby sea eagle sits in a nest

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A baby sea eagle sits in a nest at a wild animals park in Eekholt, northern Germany. (May 15, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

Every late spring, my phone rings off the hook from callers who just found an abandoned baby bird hopping about on the ground and who want to bring it to me to be rescued.

However, if you see a baby bird on the ground that has feathers, has its eyes open and can hop about, don't pick it up and move it.

Baby birds sitting in a nest in a tree are targets for predators and it is their...

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