Monday, December 7, 2009

Little Bird

On Friday a little bird crashed into the door glass and fell to the ground. At first I thought it had broken its neck. It looked like it was about to die. I held it in my hands for a while since it couldn't stand. Its eyes were closed and every now and then it would open its beak (as if gasping). There appeared to be something like blood (a red spot) at the tip of the beak. Eventually it revived enough to stand on my finger ... still stunned, eyes still closed.

This video shows less than 2 mins worth of clips from a nine minute period. See what happens at the end. I added slow motion to those last few seconds for emphasis.

This story reminded me of this one.


Lynn Cohen said...

You are a good bird whisperer.

Anonymous said...

Yay, little bird. It looks a lot like a bird my cat once brought to me, bruised and flightless. I took it to a rehabilitator who said it would probably fly again in a few days, which it did. She said it was a Bell's Vireo.

LoLa said...

Oh how I wish we could see your face when the little one flies away, oh bird whisperer!