This little nuthatch recently bumped into my window and fell down on the terrace. Fortunately the window isn't too far above ground so the height of fall couldn't have injured him all that much. I ran out to see what happened to him - apparently he was still moving and breathing, but unable to fly. So I tried to give him some water, picked him up to bring him to a safe place and let him regenerate. Once I picked him up and wrapped him in my hands, he started shaking in fear, so I just spoke to him very softly saying that he needn't be afraid. Much to my surprise this seemed to somehow soothe him and make him understand that I didn't mean any harm to him. He sat on the ground for another 30 minutes and then flew away - hopefully never to bump into windows again.

7 comments so far...

richy July 15, 2012, 09:38 PM
Beautiful story and picture.
rosarot July 16, 2012, 06:59 AM
er sieht noch zauselig aus- aber du bist jetzt " Kleiberretter 1 "
:-) !!!!
marco_vdw July 16, 2012, 02:21 PM
Gergana Vasileva plus July 16, 2012, 08:00 PM
What a sweet story! Well done, Quan! :D
Quantumleaper July 16, 2012, 08:06 PM
weso August 05, 2012, 08:03 AM
nette Geschichte, gut festgehalten - gefällt mir!
VG Werner April 15, 2013, 09:16 PM
Schöne Geschichte zu dem Foto!
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