Sunday, August 15, 2010

Hummingbird Rescue

I was recently sent this story by our partners at Audubon.  It gives the back story of the five minute video below of a hummingbird baby's rescue.  While we know to leave baby birds that fall from the nest alone, this one was handled intelligently.

You may recall from the July blog Hummingbird Hows that a newborn hummingbird weighs almost twice as much as its poor beleaguered mother.   Note the size of the baby compared to momma. 
"This is actually a pretty amazing story about a baby hummingbird that was found on a sidewalk.  He couldn't fly, so I took him under my wing.  At night, he would come home to our house for safety.  During the day, he was in the backyard of the house near where I found him.

About 4 days after I found him, I was holding him in my cupped hands when his mama came by to feed him.  She had seen me around, I guess, because she just flew over, perched on my hand and then fed him.  This happened a number of times, so I called a friend who is good with a video camera, and he came over to film some of the amazing goings on that I told him about."
I hope this is enough info to give you some context for the video we posted to YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7xBLvMIBZU."

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