Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Rescued

 
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I found this little Ruby-throated Hummingbird flopping around near my backdoor Sunday night. He let me pick him up and I put him on my hummingbird feeder where he proceeded to dip his little beak into one of the holes and take a drink! He sat there for the longest time drinking sugar water and then I made the mistake of touching him again and he flew down into some tall grass and leaves in my backyard. It was getting dark and I couldn't find him. I worried about him all night and had to go to work too early the next morning to look for him. When I got home in the afternoon, I went back out there and when I started carefully walking around, I heard a rustling in some leaves. I followed the sound and there he was still alive under a leaf! I picked him up again and put him on my feeder and again he started drinking the sugar water. I brought both him and the feeder in the house while I called the local wildlife rescue association here and they told me to bring him in. I rushed him up there in my car and by the time I got there he looked a lot better! He was moving around and his eyes were blinking. They immediately took him back into an exam room and starting hydrating him. I had to leave, but they said I could call and check on him. I hope he's OK! I took this picture of him with my iPhone, so it's not as clear as it could be.

9 comments:

Darla said...

Good job! I love Hummers.

Rambling Round said...

Aw, great that you were able to get him some help!

Cezar and Léia said...

You did well! I hope he's okay!You have a sweet pure heart!
:-)
Léia

Hilda said...

Thank you for taking care of him! I hope he gets better soon. You'll update us too, right? Bless you, Lois.

Jacob said...

Wonderful story...these are such wonderful birds...great job!

Leeds photo daily - Paul said...

Nice wildlife story and photo, mobile photo better than no photo.

Pam said...

I am sure he was led to your back door for a very good reason... you bird lover you:) Thanks for being such a wonderful friend to all of mother nature.

Lisa Wilson said...

Awwww, poor little thing! Glad you found him!

Christina and photography by Buddy said...

That is so sweet of you to take care over this little hummingbird.
Buddy and I love hummingbirds, he has taken some great photos of them.
Christina