I found this baby bird gasping for breath and hardly responsive. I think the other birds trampled it. It wouldn’t open it’s eyes so I took it inside to prepare it for death.
I cleaned it under a light stream of water And found that it became more alert. I put the faucet on a slow drip and fed it water. Once it stopped drinking I placed it on a cool rag and left it to its peace. I checked on it a few times to find it gasping for air which made me hopeful.
During my last journey to check on it I found it dead with eyes half opened. I took it into the woods and dug a grave just large enough to cover it and placed it in with a few words and walked away.