A fully feathered baby (called a fledgling) usually leaves the nest very early. Normally hide in bushes. They are not abandoned by their parents, they are always close by keeping an eye on their baby. Fledglings are often mistaken for birds that are injured or unable to fly when, on the contrary, they’re actually learning how to fly. A fledgling will hop out of the nest to perch on surrounding branches, or flutter to the ground, where it will be taught by the parents how to care for itself and find food.