Friday, February 13, 2009

Chipping sparrow



Poor little stunned Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina).

Birds do still occasionally fly into our windows, dirty as they are.

I found a sheltered spot in the woods and left him there to recover on his own. Later I googled, and it suggested that we should have kept the bird in a towel-lined, dark shoebox for an hour or two.

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6 comments:

robin andrea said...

It's been a while since we've had a bird strike. They really do recover sometimes. They just need a little safe place to rest. Sure is a pretty little thing.

Pablo said...

A queen and an angel!

W. Latane Barton said...

Poor little bird. I hate it when a bird hits our windows.

Pamela said...

I'm going to take your word for it. Female sparrows look alike to me.

Ontario Wanderer said...

We've had good luck with the shoe box & towel method several times, but not always.

Rurality said...

RA, it's sad when it happens, but at least it give you the opportunity to examine them a little closer.

Pablo, well not really, I'm afraid!

WLB, it doesn't happen as often here as at our old place, at least.

Pamela, Chipping Sparrows are so much easier in breeding plumage!

OW, I will try that next time, thanks.