I'm not sure whats been going on but 2 days in a row I've had to rescue birds
who've flown into windows. Maybe they are a bit tipsy from
all the fermenting fruit they're eating, change in the weather, full moon?
The first was this Thrush who I found on the driveway...
Upon further investigation, I noticed little feathers on the window of my
van and figured she must have flown into that. She was a bit stunned but otherwise seemed o.k.
Her wings and feet were in tact and I figured she just need a 'time out'
after her encounter with the window...a bit of a bang on the old noggin.
I put her in a box with a towel and put her in my studio and took Griff for a walk.
When I came back she was still calmly sitting in there so I took her
out to sit in the sun. As you can see by these photos she was quite
happy just to sit on my finger and chill out for a while...
(made for a nice 'Wordless Wednesday' photo too!)
She didn't seem bothered by Griff either...
After about 15 minutes I held her high up and moved my hand a bit and just like that
she was gone.
This morning I heard a bang outside my bedroom window and found a fox sparrow
on the roof. (no pictures this time)
So I brought him in and kept him inside my sweater for about 20 minutes.
When he started to rustle around a bit I slowly went to hold him so I could see
if he was ready to go and very quickly he flew out of my hand up into the window.
After a quick rescue with ladder and net, I took him outside and off he went
with tales of adventure for the grand birds!
Holding these wild birds is a gift and even more so that they were o.k
and just a bit stunned for a while.
Sometimes all they need is some warmth and de-stressing...just like us!