We had some excitement Tuesday morning.
I was outside cutting some pine boughs and I noticed a cardinal under the bird feeders.
We get many cardinals and other birds so it wasn't unusual to see one there
on the ground, until I noticed something was wrong.
As he moved, it looked like one of his wings was broken.
(I will call him male, not sure if male or female)
I talked to him just like he was a human.
He moved under a hemlock tree and I ran inside for hubs.
We looked for a box, instead Jack brought up a cooler we had. I
Perfect because the top was attached and we could leave one end opened a tiny bit.
So out we went . . . It took a bit to get him, but we did.
Jack took him to Brave Heart Raptor not far from us but they did not rescue song birds,
only larger birds, eagles and such.
They gave Jack a name of someone about a hour away who rescued and the phone number.
So I phoned her and Jack took off with Mr/Mrs Cardinal.
What a guy . . . he never hesitates to help people, animals and in this case, a bird!
I can't help wondering tonight if he will survive.
the above was from my
entry on facebook
the picture below is of a cardinal in one of our trees
today there were several cardinals holding counsel under the bird feeders
no doubt they are searching for sweet little bird
I heard back from the rescue and he
seems to be doing fine
they are working on her wing
we are hoping he continues to improve so
we can bring him back to our yard, wood area
such a helpless feeling to see this little bird with a