A Bird in The Hand is a quest in Kingdom Come Deliverance. You can pick it up really early on, as soon as you arrive in Rattay. You simply have to talk to Berthold the huntsman, and he’ll tell you all about how he lost three really expensive birds. He’ll give you some traps and ask you to bring him his nightingales back. Finding and catching the birds can be a chore, but our Kingdom Come Deliverance Bird in The Hand quest guide should help.
Where to find nightingales in Bird in The Hand quest?
The game will mark the area where you should look for them, in the forest west of Rattay. However, it won’t mark each individual bird. You’re supposed to find them by ear – the huntsman will try to immitate the nightingale’s song in case you don’t know what it sounds like. In case you do know what nightingales sound like, keep in mind the ones in the game sound more like donkeys being castrated. As soon as you hear a blood-chilling cry you can’t really attribute to any living creature – that’s them.
How to set bird cage traps in Bird in The Hand quest?
When you identify the nightmarish sound, you’re supposed to roam around the area until you find the spot where it’s the loudest. Once there, simply open the inventory, find the traps and drop them. There’s no special prompt for setting the bird cages – you just drop them as if discarding them. Then you speed up time for an hour, and the bird should be inside.
A Bird in The Hand quest bugs & glitches
Sadly, there are a bunch of bugs surrounding this quest. If you haven’t started solving it, it’s probably better to wait until a patch fixes things up. People have been reporting getting stuck in conversation with the huntsman as they deliver the birds, cages disappearing after they’ve been set, and similar. Reloading the game helps sometimes, but there’s no guarantee.