Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Little Wounded Warrior

So many little
wounded birds
this past week.
Perhaps they are
drunk on natures berries
that are in such abundance right now.

This little one
hit my patio door
the other day...
and it's certainly NOT
due to the glass being to clean!

When I picked him up, he was on his back.
After gently rubbing his chest for a few moments,
he flipped over.
This little nuthatch
was so sweet, soft and very stunned.


After a  few more gentle
rubs,
I knew the best thing was so set him on his way.
He didn't want to let go of my hand,
but with my gentle encouragement 
and a little water on the deck railing,
he ventured on.




We left him  alone
and gave him his space.
It wasn't too long after 
that  he set off on his own.

I'm sure he'll be just fine.

Linking up with
Renae at
Picture Poetry

33 comments:

Jenny Woolf said...

How quaint - poor little bird- but I hope he enjoyed the berries! :)

andy said...

Cute little guy! !!! Have a great

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Where's the air traffic control bird when you need him?!

Mike said...

I see those 2 blackbirds on TV are at it again.

Bonnie said...

You had the touch he needed. So sweet!

Terri Buster said...

Oh, he is so cute- hope he made it ok.

Susan said...

Funny how stunned they can get. Poor little thing. Glad he had you to help him get back to life!

Maple Lane said...

So sweet....he just needed a tender touch.

Sanny said...

The bird's really lucky that he hit your patio door. So cute, that little guy!

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh dear! I'm glad you were there to reassure him!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Jill...how sweet. I am glad he is okay...so pretty.

Madi and Mom said...

Jill you have a very gentle touch when it comes to nursing!!
Beautiful photos
Hugs Madi and Mom

Dianna said...

Aw, what a sweet little guy. Not often you get the opportunity to hold a wild bird.
I don't think the kingfisher that I found injured in our yard a few weeks ago was that fortunate. He was taken to the vet, but I think it was beyond hope.... so sad.

TexWisGirl said...

i am always relieved when they recover. what a cutie.

Furry Bottoms said...

YOU are so sweet, Jill. If I was a bird. I'd hope that if I had to crash into something, I'd crash into your window.

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

How cute that he let you rub him and did not fly away. Your hands are so gentle and caring. Ana

Donna said...

Oh I Hate when that happens!
He's precious!
hughugs

Renae said...

Jill you post is a perfect post for my linkyhop today. perfect. come on over and join it. Picture Poetry is it's name and that is what your post was about. You can consider yourself 'invited '. cool!

My mom and I did that exact thing once when I was a little girl. I loved seeing the guy get strong enough to fly.

Renae said...

AWESOME!!! Thank you!!!

Deanna said...

Oh it makes me sad when birds hit the windows, but looks like this little one was ok. Great captures before you encouraged him to fly away!!

Gloria Hood said...

I hope he is OK too, little cutie!

EM Illustrator said...

How cute :) Beautiful pictures.

Ellie said...

Awe, what a sweet wee bird. I hope he has was ok!!

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

Oh Jill, what a sweet post! I loved the part about how the little birds must be drunk on nature's berries. :)

Jeanne said...

Very sweet little birdie. They get pretty stunned when they hit the glass. Usually they are fine in a bit. Nice pictures.

Rohrerbot said...

Glad this one has a happy ending. I've heard that before and have seen it with birds like Robins and Cedar Waxwings....too many berries makes drunk! Dangerous air space for us birders trying to capture them on film:)

Lynne said...

Sweet touch you have . . . sweet post too!

Paula said...

Jill I like the way you take time with the birds. It just needed a little encouragement from you.

Marissa @Life On Our Mountain said...

How cute! Glad he wasn't injured.

Susan said...

So lovely to know he recovered... all due to your kindness Jill :D)
I hate it when I hear that "thump" on our windows.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh that was so sweet - I am so glad he was okay. Nurse Jill.

Nancy Claeys said...

So heartbreaking when this happens, even if we are selfish and want to hold them for awhile. Glad he was okay.

Kathy said...

So sweet!