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Tiny Wonder

August 24th, 2015

Yesterday, as I was heading out the back door, a little hummingbird flew inside the house. As it was flying against the windows trying to get out, I debated what to do. Thinking I could herd it outside, I walked around to the other side. When I got close, it stopped fluttering and perched on the windowsill. I reached for it and it just looked at me while I grabbed it softly.
I took it to the living room to show Mr Chiots (who took the photo). When I took it to the back door and opened my hand, it flew away. No doubt these little birds are used to me in the garden, they hover close to me when I’m filling their feeders or weeding. I’m glad it was an easy process to rescue this little lady and send her on her way. No doubt she’ll be flying south soon.

Have you ever had to rescue birds or other wildlife?

6 Comments to “Tiny Wonder”
  1. Erika on August 24, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Awwwww, that’s adorable. Glad you were able to rescue the little hummer.

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  2. bonnie knox on August 24, 2015 at 8:33 am

    Fantastic! Great job with the rescue–and a terrific picture to boot.

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  3. Victoria on August 24, 2015 at 9:15 am

    That is so sweet! I’m deathly afraid of touching “wild animals” but I do love the huge toad that hangs out in my green beans. We give each other plenty of space but often sit in eyesight of each other for long periods of time.

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  4. Nebraska Dave on August 24, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Susy, no recuses here. The wild life has staid in the wild. That’s really amazing that the little humming bird would actually let you pick it up. I’m always amazed at how nature knows who to trust and who not to trust.

    Have a great humming bird rescue day.

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  5. Wendy on August 24, 2015 at 11:52 am

    I just love those little hummers. My father-in-law has had them land on his hand/arm before. What a neat experience you had! The most “interesting” wildlife experience I’ve had recently was getting a bat out of the house; thankfully that didn’t drag on for as long as I’ve heard it can!

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  6. Colleen on August 24, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Rescue wildlife? Oh my yes. I have one daughter who has a knack for finding injured, trapped or otherwise stray wild as well as domestic critters. One time we were driving down the road and we saw an injured seagull along the side. Not really knowing how I could possible help it, I was ready to drive on by. However, the pleading from the back seat encouraged me to turn the car around and stop. My daughter got out of the car, scooped it up in an old blanket and off we went to figure out where to take it. We have a local organization that takes injured or sick wildlife, treats and then reintroduces them back into the wild.

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