Yesterday while trying to get some sleep I heard a loud ‘ding’ sound on one of the downstairs windows, immediately afterwards, my daughters were calling for me, telling me a bird had just crashed into the glass and he wasn’t moving.
I wasn’t certain if this bird was a juvenile or an adult, but I believe (please correct me if I am wrong) this is an American Goldfinch in its winter plumage.
This bird was extremely calm the entire time I carefully picked him up and placed him in my hands, he latched onto my finger and stayed there as my daughters brought me the bird-cage from the shed, we placed him inside on a cloth, brought him in the house to let him get warm, and placed it by the window so it could see its family waiting in the tree.
I would have never even touched him in the first place but there is a serious threat of a hawk which visits the area daily, so I figured I had to intervene a bit.
After an hour or so, the bird seemed alert, but still very calm, I brought the cage outside and set him in the sun to keep warm, removing the top of the cage he was free to fly away.
My wife and daughters checked the cage not long after and this bird was gone, not under the shed, the bushes, but we feel that this bird has flown!
Then as usual I thought of the greatest band in the world and the Beatles song below popped into my head. lol