We saw something awesome. We have a hummingbird feeder outside one of our school room windows and at the moment we have lots of hummingbirds. It's amazing to see these little creatures. We walk up to the window very slowly and they stay around for us to see them up close. What amazing creatures.
These little guys and girls come over during this time of the year and we make sure to try to keep those feeders full but before you know it they drink up all that food. It doesn't help that a Baltimore Oriole came over and learned how to stick his long beak in there and drink away.
Today was a different day. One like other days but different in what happened. I've stood at the window and looked in awe at these little birds. I was thinking of a time that I might be able to hold one in my hand and how wonderful it would be to hold such a small and amazing bird.
So I came home from grocery shopping today and hubby was home with the boys this afternoon and had left the garage door open. The door has this cord in the center of the garage to close the doors manually. The end of the cord is a grip and it's red. I've had hummingbirds in the garage before pecking at it and go out as fast as they came in. But today as I came home one of the boys came out and said that this hummingbird has been in the garage since they got home. Even though, the door was wide open it was flying up above the door and could not figure out how to get out. It would bump it's head on the ceiling of the garage.
Now I don't know about your garage but we have lots of spiders and webs which we like because they catch a lot of our mosquitos. My mom would clean them off but I leave them. I choose my battles. Anyway, this hummingbird was flying and hitting the ceiling and had a lot of webs on it's beak and wings. All over really. Poor thing. Then it happened. It got caught up on something. It was upside down. I got a swimming pool noodle and gently touched it. It tried to fly away and eventually did. Then it started falling. It fell down behind some of the other noodles.
My son and I felt so bad for it. I went over and picked it up. Poor thing was exhausted. It tried to fly but fell back in my hands. I held a hummingbird. Did you hear what I said?.....I held a hummingbird. I took it outside and let the wind hit it and let it rest in my hands till it struggled but finally made it in a tree and there is stayed for a long time. Till it finally flew away. After I saw it fly away I felt better and knew it would make it.
I never knew these guys made such a cute little noise. Then when he was in my hands he was crying in a lonely, I give up sort of way. It was sad. My boys and I have been doing the hummingbird cry all evening. Truely an amazing experience.