On my way to my evening job, my husband spotted a bird in the parking lot. He was unable to fly and was flopping around. I picked him up, then thought better of it and set him in a nearby garden and went into work, telling myself that if he was still there when I came out, I'd take him home.
I was hoping he just got stunned by a car or something and would have flown away but no such luck, there he was, still looking no better.
I'm don't know much about bird anatomy but I don't think his wing is supposed to bend in that direction and he seems to be having a hard time standing.
I've never been able to walk away from an injured bird and have so far rescued two seagulls, a sparrow, a duckling and now this one. These things often don't end well, but I thought I'd rather take him home where he could have either a chance to recover or die peacefully.
I've tried to identify him on the internet in case he survives so I'd know how to care for him but the closest I've been able to find is maybe a juvenile blackbird?
Does he look like a juvenile blackbird?