This morning, while sewing some eye pillows, I heard a bird hit the window. When I went outside to check, the chickens were standing by, commiserating over the birds lack of good fortune. It was a very stunned yellow finch, and I picked her(him?) up and held her close to warm her. It's cold here this morning, so I brought her in the house. When it seemed she perked up, I took her outside to see if she'd fly off. This was repeated a number of times, but she was perfectly content to hang out with me. I was beginning to wonder if she would not be able to fly, but happily, she flew off after about an hour. A happy ending. Isn't she lovely? I need to research about bird feeders, as this seems to be happening a lot lately. Joseph put up the new feeder about 14 ft. from the house, which seemed far enough away, but maybe not? I know they make hawk stickers to put on windows, but will that keep them from the feeders? Is the best bet to move them? Have any of you dealt with this?
4 hours ago