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Old Oct 9, 2010, 8:44 PM   #1
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This little guy, a red-breasted nuthatch, had a collision with my sliding glass door today. I picked him up to see if he was alright, and managed to get these photos:


Oh boy, not feeling so well




Taking a few minutes to catch a breath




Yup, OK to travel and preparing for flight




Safely away... a happy ending



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Old Oct 9, 2010, 8:57 PM   #2
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He looks much prettier up close! Glad he didn't break his beak. Here we have pigeons banging the glass and falling unconscious for some time. I have seen one or two occasionally breaking their beak in the impact. BTW, nice shots!
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Incredible shots and nice hospitality laurel!
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Thanks, Raghu. I was shooting one-handed so I was happy the pics turned out at all.

Yes, they are pretty little birds with feisty personalities. I was sad he hit the window, but glad he was only stunned and could fly away after a few minutes. He's one of 60+ different birds I've seen out my window since January when I started paying attention. One of the reasons I got the FZ35 was to take their pics .

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He looks much prettier up close! Glad he didn't break his beak. Here we have pigeons banging the glass and falling unconscious for some time. I have seen one or two occasionally breaking their beak in the impact. BTW, nice shots!

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Thanks, Jake! I was just glad to see him fly away safely.

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Great job Laurie, both with the photos and rescuing the poor little guy!
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That is real manual dexterity, Laurie-

Well done. Those are great shots.

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Thanks Saly and Sarah Joyce!

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Lovely images Laurie, and it's wonderful that you took the time to see to his well being. Good on you !

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Thanks so much, Pat. Helping him out was a really easy thing to do.

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