Date: 8/27/19 5:44 am
From: Coleen Lawlor <lawlor.coleen...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] rescue of a hummingbird
Five or so years ago I came home to find a hummingbird with it's bill stuck
deeply in the screen to a sliding door. I cut the screen to reduce the
pressure of mesh which worked and released the bird. It was an
unforgettable moment.
Coleen Lawlor


On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 8:22 AM B&D Naylor <bdnaylor60...> wrote:

> Several years ago we came home to find a hummingbird entangled in spider
> web and dangling from the eaves.
> We carefully and gently held her in a hand and then worked at getting rid
> of the sticky spider web around it. We were able to get the bird free and
> it flew off - probably a good idea to sweep the eaves around your feeders
> once in a while to prevent that from happening.
> Dorothy Naylor
>
> On Monday, August 26, 2019, Ken Copenhaver <copenhvr...> wrote:
>
> > Many years ago a hummingbird flew into my garage through the overhead
> > door. I found it trying to get out through the closed window of the
> > opposite wall, repeatedly bumping itself into the glass. If I hadn't
> been
> > there to free it, I suppose it would have (eventually) either turned
> itself
> > around and flown out through the overhead door, or exhausted itself
> against
> > the window. In any case, catching and releasing the bird was a memorable
> > experience.
> >
> > --Ken Copenhaver
> >
> > On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 7:41 PM Sue <2birdvt...> wrote:
> >
> > > I too have had the thrill of a hummer rescue. A friend called to say
> she
> > > had a hummer on her porch and it wasn't finding its way out. So I went
> > down
> > > and observed this tiny bird up high at a small window. A ladder was
> > secured
> > > and I climbed up to the bird and slowly brought my hand towards the
> > trapped
> > > bird. As I enclosed my hand about the hummer she relaxed and I took her
> > > outside and released her. Off she went free as a bird!
> > > Sue Wetmore
> > >
> > > Sent from my iPod
> > >
> > > > On Aug 26, 2019, at 12:48 PM, Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I had an extraordinary and touching experience this morning. I went
> out
> > > to the garden for the morning harvest, and as I stood picking cakes I
> > heard
> > > an odd whirring noise close by. There was an immature Ruby-throated
> > > Hummingbird caught in the mesh fencing of the garden, his bill and head
> > > inside the garden and the rest of his tiny self outside. It took only a
> > > second or two to free him, but all the while he made a high almost
> > singing
> > > noise that I didn’t know hummers could make.
> > > > I am SO happy that I went into the garden then, rather than a few
> hours
> > > from now, and still touched and delighted that I - for a second - held
> a
> > > hummingbird and was able to set it free.
> > > > Maeve Kim, Jericho Center
> > >
> >
>
>
> --
>
 
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