Rescue Me!

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This little baby hummingbird either tried to wing it before his time or was a victim of foul (or fowl) play; however, a rescue operation is now in effect at the “Doolittle” home.

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My neighbor found him in his driveway.  We took him to a vet who does rescue, but given that he flew around the room, they sent him home for us to release.  But he is not ready to be on his own.  He had perched on the same branch (my neighbor placed him on) all night and all morning.  He had no food and was crying.

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And he has not even tried to leave the box since we brought him home.  So as of now, we are re-hydrating him and keeping him in the bathroom till he seems strong enough to make it and not be cat food.  So cute!

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21 Responses to Rescue Me!

  1. Aw this is so special; with the way you love to watch your baby hummers grow, now you get to be a part of it! good luck Dr. Doolittle! (you will let me know if you start talking to him?)

    • This is fun! He is playing hide and seek with me in the bathroom. He can fly short distances, so I hear him, open the door, he stops, then I have to look for him! Once he was on the sink, the next time on the window sill. This last time he was perched in my lavender bouquet talking to his brother in the mirror. 🙂 He may only need a day or so because he is practicing his wing thing, which is probably what got him into trouble in the first place!

  2. Mike says:

    Great story Lilly. You are such a special soul.

  3. dorannrule says:

    Oh he is so adorable and that look in his eye is almost human – a plea for help and a thank you for all you are doing.

  4. I was hoping you’d have pictures! I hope all goes well and this will be one of your regular visitors to the feeders. 🙂

    • I got back hold of the rescue lady and she had me do a blend of Similac w iron, sugar, water, and fish food. Bano likes it! Kell calls him Bano since he is currently in our bathroom!

  5. I’m so glad you were there to take care of him.

    • My neighbor found him, and we took him then and tried to get help from a rescue organization that was no help, then we took him back, and here we are mothering. 🙂 Another rescue lady gave me the formula with protein for him. It is fun to be a part of saving a beautiful little creature’s life.

  6. Pingback: The Return of Bano | A p r o n h e a d — Lilly

  7. Reblogged this on A p r o n h e a d — Lilly and commented:

    Remembering our wonderful experience with our humming bird rescue last year: Bano, where are you? Are you here and I don’t recognize you because you are all grown up about to have babes of your own?

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for the link, such a good job you did, it’s so difficult find people like you, everyone so busy and worried about everything else except to be nice with nature.

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