Friday, March 27, 2009
Last Friday night about midnight I was just getting to sleep when my husband said there was something outside the glass sliding door. He said he could hear a scratching or brushing sound. I have terrible hearing so I didn't hear a thing(-: I thought about a phone call I had about 11pm from my dad who said there was a helicopter flying around down by his place and police driving by. I was wide awake after that! (-:
My husband got his flashlight and shined it through the glass. Surprise, it was nothing terrible, it was a little hummingbird.(-: He said what are you going to do? I said, why me? (-:
The cats like to sit next to that window at night. So you can imagine how long a little hummingbird would survive.
I jumped out of bed and went out to rescue the little bird. I thought maybe it was stuck or something. It was just cold and could not fly. So I took it inside and cooked up some hummingbird food.(-: I cooled it down really quick by putting it in the freezer for a few mins(-: I left it luke warm so it would warm up the bird.
We had fun watching it suck up the food from the teaspoon! A long tongue came out and it just sucked it up like a straw! What a fun experience. I have never been that up close and personal to a hummingbird in the 26 years I have been feeding them. It drank a lot!
After I fed it and warmed it up it was still not flying. It was almost 1am by now so we decided to put it in a little square black bag with a zip mesh top. I thought if it lived through the night it would be a miracle. At least it was safe from the cats. I went to bed!
I woke up the next morning to a buzzing sound. I knew my little critter was alive and well. I got up and fed it some more food and then took it outside to let it go. I sat it on the hummingbird feeder so it could get use to being outside again and it stayed there for several minuets. I thought maybe it still could not fly so I went over to it and picked it up in my hand. Well, that was all it took and the little bird buzzed off for the trees! I was so happy to see it survive and fly again! It was a rare experience and I was happy I was able to be part of its recovery.
I sure wish animals and birds could talk to us and let us know what is going on don't you?(-: