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Old Mar 27, 2007, 6:24 PM   #1
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This little bird flew into the upstairs window and fell onto the porch while I was coming up the stairs. He was upside down and spasming, but I recruited future zoologist Jennifer to provide bird love, and he recovered and flew away after ten minutes. These are macro, no processing other then cropping the last one.

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A little love


A little shakey still


Testing perching ability, a little more love thrown in


Making like a tree


One last look before liftoff


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Old Mar 27, 2007, 6:44 PM   #2
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Great story and great shots, especially the last three. #5 is awesome...I'd frame that one....but first I would photoshop the bird dodo off of the finger.
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Old Mar 27, 2007, 6:47 PM   #3
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Great story and great shots, especially the last three. #5 is awesome...I'd frame that one....but first I would photoshop the bird dodo off of the finger.
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The first words said after the bird left were "Dad, where's that paper towel?"
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Old Mar 27, 2007, 7:13 PM   #4
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Wow, what a great story to go around with GREAT photos...so good that he did not run into a cat!! Thanks for sharing...
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Old Mar 27, 2007, 9:13 PM   #5
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Oh how cute... )
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Old Mar 27, 2007, 9:37 PM   #6
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'peasant'.......a touching story ....beautiful shots to capture the magic of the moment....... good samaritans are hard to find these days.......well done....pete
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Great way to get some close-ups Happy. I have had that happen with goldfinches before but never a golden-crowned kinglet. That's the best shot I have ever seen of the golden-crown on one of them.
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Old Mar 28, 2007, 1:08 AM   #8
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Great way to get some close-ups Happy. I have had that happen with goldfinches before but never a golden-crowned kinglet.
First, thanks to everyone for looking and commenting. Glad you enjoyed my little bird story and pictures. And Ted, the only other birds that have hit the window while I was around have been woodpeckers. They hit a lot harder and make much more noise then a kinglet. But they must have tough heads, because they get up, shake it off, and fly right away.
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Great story (and pictures) with a successful and happy outcome. We have a similar bird over here , the Goldcrest....very hard to get pics of as theyre so fast moving....top marks for taking the opportunity of snapping a few shots while the bird was recovering.

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I am amazed that the bird kept quiet while being handled. Must have sensed it has fallen into really loving hands. Most birds try to free themselves immediatelyand fly away. We have pigeons hitting the glass windows of my office building very often. After beiing a state of shock fora minute or two, they recover and fly. Only the ones which hit the glass at a very high speed, unfortunately, get their neck fractured and die.

BTW, excellent photos to show what love and compassion can achieve. No wonder you are a happy peasant.
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