After attempting to give him with water, milk, bread crumbs, mashed banana with little success, I decided I should do some research on the internet on how to look after a wild baby bird. First off, I learned DO NOT try to rescue a baby bird yourself because they need to be fed every hour or so - it is best to take him to a Bird Rehabilitation Center (where???) Then I learned DO NOT feed baby birds water or milk (oops!) because they could aspirate the liquid and choke to death. There were several suggestions of things to try to feed them and after some trial & error, I found he likes to eat dry dog food made soft by soaking in water and cooked eggs. So basically, that is what he has been living on these past 10 days and he has grown tremendously. I am trying to introduce him to other foods like tree berries and insects that I collect from my electric bug zapper light. However, he has not yet learned to pick up food on his own and still expects me to hand feed him. Got to wean him of that habit!
He is flying now at least inside the house. I do want to let him free in good time but he needs to learn to eat on his own first. He has really imprinted with me and will sit on my hand for hours at a time and answers me when I talk to him. He has a bit of an attitude as well and lets me know if he is not happy with a particular food or if I have to put him inside a shoe box to travel, etc.
Rafael, our farm worker, made him a little bird cage and he is quite happy inside there because he can see everything around him.