Hummingbird, Other Observations

Date: 09/28/2020

Number: 1

Very upsetting observation, although it seemed to turn out ok. I went out at dusk with a feeder I had brought in earlier but had forgotten to refill. I saw something on one of the feeders outside -- it was a female hummingbird with her head stuck between the perch and feeding part of the feeder. She looked dead. I have seen this happen a couple times when one bird attacks another, and the one getting attacked gets knocked into the open space, but they always get out in a second or two. This one was limp, and all the other birds were long gone. I gently touched it with my finger, and it starting flapping its wings. As quickly as I could, I tried to put my hands over her wings so she wouldn't hurt herself, and I very gently pushed on her head. It came out of the space, and she fell into my hand. I held her for a moment as she flapped a little. Then I put her in a hanging plant. She sat there for a couple seconds and then flew off across the yard and into a high tree about 100-150 feet away. She seemed fine!

Saint Francisville, LA

Latitude: 30.8 Longitude: -91.4

Observed by: J.
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