Thursday, July 12, 2007

CRASH!!!!

While watching TV last night I heard a loud thud outside. I went to investigate and I found a bird on the ground lying on its side. It hit the glass wall of the house. The poor little thing was knocked out cold. Its left eye was closed as it had hit the wall the most.


I picked it up; put it on the patio table and gave it some water. It sat there motionless, but now conscious. My husband suggested sprinkling it with water to waken it up. I did that with a spray bottle, but it just sat there. I left it for a while, and then when I came back I found it had vomited.


It was getting late, soon it will get dark and I'm afraid that if it's still unable to fly, a raccoon, or a cat would get to it and...gulp...eats it up. Poor thing, it would be defenseless, a sitting duck to all those predators.

Okay, little bird, here's my phone and call your mom.
It's getting late and you're not home yet. She's now worried.

I took a wicker basket to put it in; to hang it up at one of the pergola beams so it would be out of reach of a prowler. Perhaps by tomorrow morning it would feel much better, regain its strength and it could fly. When I picked it up it started to struggle; it walked a bit. I put it back in the basket, but it hopped and walked to the edge of the table. When I turned my back it was gone. It had managed to fly...and I just hope it's strong enough to get away from those predators lurking in my backyard.

35 comments:

Yen said...

Hi! Thanks for dropping by! The name of the flower you're asking is Lotus! Took that shot in Thailand. :)

DChrysalis 2024 said...

OMG poor little one! Cute story...with the suggested phone call. Why did it crash on the glss? Could it be fleeing from another predator? That viscious cat...maybe...who has that taste for little helpless birdlings? What a nightingale heart you have trying to nurse it. Reminds me of that bird we discovered in our living room one evening. In its fright at our sudden coming into the scene it flew wildly smacked into our mirrored wall mistaking it for open space. Was knocked cold too. We opened the door as it recovered and flew out the door. We practically shooed it towards the door! I was as frightened of her as she was of me!

Pepe said...

Hi Mari....! Reading your comment makes me feel so thankful na wala kaming earthquakes dito sa australia ha-ha....! It would be a big desaster kung magsibagsakan sa floor ang lahat ng fish tanks ko, i can't hardly imagine ang magiging reaction ko if ever na mangyari yun....! Anyways, my tanks are all fastened tightly to the walls naman kasi minsan ay may pagkabulag din ako kaya nababangga ko accidentally he-he....! Mabuti na yung prepared, and besides, they are so sturdy on their wooden base that the walls will fall first during earthquakes before the tanks will....! =D

nona said...

awww...poor little birdie, mabuti na lang andiyan ka Mari.
haha naaliw ako last pic :)

I'm hoping too na nakabalik na siya sa family niya.

Anonymous said...

Lucky bird, a nurse got to it before a cat did.

tina said...

nakakatuwa ang msg na nilagay mo sa last picture! hihi. cute bird. im so glad to see na meron din nagpapahalaga sa mga birds.... napaka caring mo talaga sa birds...

its a blessing you were there and saw the bird. :P hihi

Mari said...

yen, thanks for the information.

Mari said...

dc, it must've thought that was open space--no glass. It happens all the time. Then one time a bird came in my living room through the chimney flue...ack, it flew around like crazy until I opened the door and chased it out of the house.

Thanks for coming.

Mari said...

pepe, you're lucky not to have earthquakes in your area. You won't have to worry about your aquariums toppling down your floor. Good idea, fastened them to the wall.

Thanks for your visit.

nona, nakalaboy ka ngayon. Good. Sige, tuloy ang ligaya.

Salamat sa dalaw mo.

Mari said...

tina, I can't just leave the bird there right by my door. I'd feel guilty. :-( I need to redeem myself, after losing two hummingbird babies.

Thanks for your visit. :-)

Jeannie Hizon said...

the poor little sparrow! You're wonderful, Mari, I am sure the little bird knows you care. oh and the cell phone, that was so sweet. and the thought of the basket!

guild_rez said...

hello Mari
perhaps you can help the birds with hawk silhouettes made from black plastic sheets and hang them outside windows by a chain or rope from an overhanging.
Make sure bird feeders and other attracting objects (like birdbaths and plants) are either one foot away or more than 10 feet away from any window. If attractions are very close to windows, birds often cannot build up enough momentum to injure themselves should they hit windows. Alternatively, by placing attractions 10 feet away or more, birds are less likely to get close enough for a collision.
Hang ribbons or other material strips no more than two inches apart on the outside of windows along each window's entire length.
Recent evidence shows that collisions with glass may be a major source of avian mortality that's widely overlooked.
Experts believe that about 100 million birds die each year in collisions with buildings and skyscrapers in the U.S. and Canada alone.

Mari said...

jeannie hizon, I love to hear them chirp. Don't you?

Thanks for your visit.

Mari said...

guild rez, I'll give your suggestion a try. I don't have a bird feeder, or bird bath in my yard, but I have a pergola covered with grape vine in my patio and they love to go there; they build their nests there.

Thank you so much.

krystyna said...

Good job Mari!
My mom name is Mari+a= Maria.
Beautiful name!
Good luck to you!

ev said...

such compassion Mari..i admire it!keep it up!and i wish the bird is now so freely soaring high.

hey!ok humor mo ha!haha!natawa ako sa phone...if only..if only the little chick can call its mom!~sigh.

great post!happy sunday!!

Mari said...

krystyna, my name is a little bit longer than your mom's.

Thanks for your visit and comment. You have a great day.

Mari said...

ev, oh, it's a living thing, you know. Yeah, he he, E. T. phone home, why not the bird. LOL

Thanks for your visit. You have a great weekend, as well.

kneeko said...

thanks for saving me from the cats hahahaha.... nakauwi din ako, we drunk w/ my fellow love birds that day or night ba hahahaha.... joke

nice once... an environmentalist huh..

by the way got another post for today wheeww... together w/ the missing entry..

Mari said...

Ha, ha, kneeko, you lost your way back home, and you were too drunk, didn't see the glass wall. LOL

You should get a free month from your host. They gave you a hard time with your post and your lost comments...sayang.

Thanks for visiting.

tutubi said...

bumped into the glass window? oh, that must've hurt

glad the owner of the window loves birds or else...

Mari said...

tutubi, yeah, it did. The poor thing.

Thanks for your visit.

Gloria said...

That was sweet of you to take care of the little bird. Maybe it did it on purpose just to have a bit of TLC, haha.

Mari said...

gloria, what a way to get tlc. LOL

Thanks for dropping by.

Raghu Ram Prasad said...

Hi mary......what a cute heart is yours...I like what you have done with little beautiful lovable bird....GOD bless you...

vk said...

hi mari,
mabuti na lang, hindi namatay yon ibon...kawawa naman, nag-suka pa....

i remember before, dito din sa amin balcon, kawawa yon ibon, patay daritso, akala siguro nya free pa yon nakita nya, glass pala....

natuwa naman ako sa iyo,.,you share pa ang cfon mo....
kasing pareha ng friend ko, talking to her orchids plants too....totoo naman kasi ang daming mga bulaklak...

kasi sabi pa nya, lahat human being or a thing, pareho lang daw....sabi ko my feeling rin?

thanks for sharing, its a nice post......

vk said...

Mari, thanks sa comments pala....baka next yr or anytime, pag my time and healthy lang, maka travel din...
hope next summer break makauwi sana...

by the way, saan ang sa inyo sa atin?

sigi, regards

Mari said...

raghu ram prasad, can't turn my back to a harmless living thing that makes wonderful chirping sound.

Thanks for your visit and comment.

Mari said...

vk, oo nga mabuti nasa bahay ako, kung hindi baka nakita na siya ng pusa at...kinain na. Kawawa siguro. Hi hi hi...tawag siya sa mommy niya sa cfon ko. LOL

Kawawa naman yun ibon na bumangga sa salamin diyan sa inyo. Sobrang lakas siguro ang tama niya.

Huwag kang mag-ala ala at magbabakasyon ka rin...at kasama mo si Kim. Sa Makati ako dati.

Salamat sa bisita.

nini said...

hey amiga, just got back here!

birdie, phone home:-) very creative shot.

such a lucky bird, she has a caring nurse.

nini

Mari said...

nini, I was going to text you, but thought maybe you're busy or something.

Birdie didn't phone home, scared to get a tongue lashing from mom hen...went straight home. LOL

Thanks for your visit.

Nini said...

i'm glad you didn't my mailbox was full. just texting back today. i just got so wrapped up sa isang show production site namin (wish i can blog but baka ako mabaliblog:))

is the little birdie back? your garden seems to be a haven for these little ones.

gotta go...

nini

Mari said...

nini, mabaliblog ka? Lol Maybe the little birdie is out there somewhere. Birds like to come to my little jungle.

Thanks for coming.

SexyMom said...

and that was cute--call home, dear tweety bird!

Mari said...

sexy mom, yup, call home...mom is worried.

Thanks for the visit.