Don’t you just hate it when you hear the thud of a bird against the window. You rush outside to see if the bird has flown away or been stunned by the crash. Last week we rescued a little nuthatch.
You never know if you should touch the birds, but this one wasn’t moving so hubby picked it up, but you could tell it was alive.
It was quite stunned by the experience and was just willing to sit in his hand and enjoy the warmth. It took some coaxing to get it to finally sit on the deck railing.
It sat for the longest time on the railing, perhaps more stunned than we originally thought. We did keep checking on it, and of course took lots of photos. Eventually it did fly off to the nearby trees.
I’d like to think that the nuthatch I saw a few minutes later on the feeder was the same little one we had rescued, but I really don’t know.
Nuthatches visit the garden during the colder months. Both the white breasted and red breasted love to sit upside down on the peanut feeders. The photos below were taken at other times in the garden.
Luckily this little nuthatch survived the ordeal. The Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre not far from us in Napanee takes injured birds and critters and rehabilitates them back to their natural environment.