Opie is having a grand old time with his new slingshot. His father had warned him to be careful with it but when he inadvertently kills a bird, he is genuinely heart broken. He finally breaks down and tells his father what he has done but the real problem is that there are three newborns in the nest. Opie decides that he is going to raise them and he meticulously cares for them. He eventually comes to the realization however that he will also have to let them go free. Written by
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This episode was one of only four on the eight "complete season" DVD sets that do not have laugh tracks. All four occur in the autumn of 1963, during season 4 and were presumably broadcast without laugh tracks. See more
References Birdman of Alcatraz