Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hummingbird Rescue...

It was another amazing day here in Sugar Grove…

Last week my neighbor Cindy Babka called me and asked for my help. She explained that when she opened her front door, a small hummingbird flew in and tried desperately to fly out through her closed family room window.


I grabbed a net and headed over. To my surprise there it was, this tiny little bird fluttering like mad, desperate to get out the solid glass window.

The angle of the window did not allow for use of my net so I jumped up on a stool and gently cupped the bird in my hand. I thought my heart was going to pop out of my chest as this oh so tiny, living, thing climbed into my hand and did not try to escape.



I held this amazing creature in the palm of my hand, stroked its back and checked it for any possible injury. I could feel it’s tiny, fast, beating heart as he/she let me do what ever I needed to.




It felt like an eternity as we sat on the front porch staring at one another. The hummingbird even allowed me to get back into my car and drive home to show my kids just what had made my heart so happy.

The kids could not believe their eyes, something with such beauty sitting right in front of them, allowing them to stare and be just plain amazed.

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After all of the kids had their chance to look at our newest friend we decided to give it a rest in my decorative bird cage. We were afraid that it was injured since it hadn’t left my hand since getting him off the window.


Easier said than done, he/she didn’t want to leave my hand and held on tightly with its teeny little feet. As it fluttered around the cage, we realized it wasn’t hurt and let the cage open to allow it to fly free.

Honestly, I never in a million years would have imagined I would get the opportunity to hold a hummingbird. They are only something of my dreams and a miracle of God’s handiwork.

10 comments:

Anne Marie said...

THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!

how blessed! I think when you can hold a bird, it's God touching you....

Firefly Hill said...

Beautiful! I am so glad the little sweetie is OK! Janet you won the giveaway at Raised In Cotton! You lucky duck...

xo,
annie

Jan said...

That is the coolest Janet. How lucky to have had that experience. That is truly a once in a lifetime. Or flighttime...

Tracey said...

Well it's like wildlife rescue over in your part of Sugar Grove lately! Great pics of the little hummingbird...just love them! Hope your week is going good:)

T

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Oh, wow! That is so neat. How wonderful that you were able to rescue that poor little thing, and that he was okay in the end. I had a sparrow fly into my house once, but never a hummingbird.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

That is amazing!

Ms. Tee said...

Oh wow, that is so amazing! I cannot believe it let you hold it - so glad it was ok. Something you'll never ever forget!

Lara Harris said...

That is the best thing ever!!I used to have one visit my feeder when I had an apartment and it was like a little Tinker Bell!How magical indeed!:)

stdogz said...

What a beautiful post. It gave me goosebumps...

stdogz said...

What a beautiful post. It gave me goosebumps...