Luckily our Lab is curious first. So she'd just got round to smelling the little thing when I reached her. I somehow grabbed hold of her collar and had to wrestle with her to get her into the house and away from this little one. After putting her out back with some treats, I ran back with my camera. I was in time to see Mama sitting there too and urging baby to fly--maybe. But the minute I tried to open the window screen to take a picture, Mama flew off. I waited quietly inside to see if Mama would return, but she didn't. So then I went outside. I waited around and then felt I just couldn't leave baby there, because it was only a matter of time before either a stray cat or a mongoose caught hold of it.
I went up to him/her talking all the while. That's when I got to take the picture. After that I thought I'd gently lift him up using a leaf, so that my scent wouldn't be left on him. But he tried to peck me! Finally I got a thin twig, onto which he was able to climb. As I lifted the twig up, thinking I'd place him on the nearest tree, he flew off. He landed further off somewhere, where I'm sure Mama would have come and taken him off.
You should have seen him though crying out for his Mama. He would let out his shrill cry and then look skyward. I sure hope he and Mama are fine.