Several years ago we came home to find a hummingbird entangled in spider
web and dangling from the eaves.
We carefully and gently held her in a hand and then worked at getting rid
of the sticky spider web around it. We were able to get the bird free and
it flew off - probably a good idea to sweep the eaves around your feeders
once in a while to prevent that from happening.
On Monday, August 26, 2019, Ken Copenhaver <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Many years ago a hummingbird flew into my garage through the overhead
> door. I found it trying to get out through the closed window of the
> opposite wall, repeatedly bumping itself into the glass. If I hadn't been
> there to free it, I suppose it would have (eventually) either turned itself
> around and flown out through the overhead door, or exhausted itself against
> the window. In any case, catching and releasing the bird was a memorable
> --Ken Copenhaver
> On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 7:41 PM Sue <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > I too have had the thrill of a hummer rescue. A friend called to say she
> > had a hummer on her porch and it wasn't finding its way out. So I went
> > and observed this tiny bird up high at a small window. A ladder was
> > and I climbed up to the bird and slowly brought my hand towards the
> > bird. As I enclosed my hand about the hummer she relaxed and I took her
> > outside and released her. Off she went free as a bird!
> > Sue Wetmore
> > Sent from my iPod
> > > On Aug 26, 2019, at 12:48 PM, Maeve Kim <[log in to unmask]>
> > >
> > > I had an extraordinary and touching experience this morning. I went out
> > to the garden for the morning harvest, and as I stood picking cakes I
> > an odd whirring noise close by. There was an immature Ruby-throated
> > Hummingbird caught in the mesh fencing of the garden, his bill and head
> > inside the garden and the rest of his tiny self outside. It took only a
> > second or two to free him, but all the while he made a high almost
> > noise that I didn’t know hummers could make.
> > > I am SO happy that I went into the garden then, rather than a few hours
> > from now, and still touched and delighted that I - for a second - held a
> > hummingbird and was able to set it free.
> > > Maeve Kim, Jericho Center