Friday, August 05, 2011

Poor little hummingbird~!

Dave is getting ready to go on a Tractorcade parade tomorrow and he came inside and asked me if I could help him in getting the truck hitched to the trailer.. I said "Sure"..So I went outside and on the trailer sat this little tiny female hummingbird.. She was sitting on a spring.. I picked her up and noticed she was still alive.. I brought her into the house and put her little head on a ice cube and then I tried giving her some sugar water. She blinked her eyes at me.. She tried drinking but just couldn't muster it.. Her little tongue went in and out and her beak would open just a little.. I tried to drop the sugar water into the beak.. She tried her best.. I gently blew on her face thinking she needed air.. I took her into the bathroom thinking that if she came around she could fly out the bathroom window.. I have no screen on that window.. Shoot I tried very hard and after 1/2 hour she died.. I felt so bad.. Hummingbirds are my favorite bird.. Don't know if she had a nest somewhere with little ones.. Hope the Daddy takes over and feeds them. I wish Ben was here so I could show him. Maybe I'll put her in my fridge and show him tonight when he comes to the house. yes, that is where she is for now..
I have a book written by Arnette Heidcamp , she wrote the book called A hummingbird in my house.. She rescues hummingbirds and it's quite a touching book to read. She is a remarkable lady that helps these little flyers to get better and go back to being a healthy bird...
Have a Tiggeriffic Day~! ta ta for now from Iowa:)
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6 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I am so sorry! You did so much to try to keep her here.

A Quiet Corner said...

See, Annie, that's why I gave YOU the "Sweet Blog" Award...that broke my heart to tell you the truth. I love those tiny ones myself...:)JP

sawn48 said...

I have been struggling with the joys and the losses of several of "my pets" this summer. I get so attached to every living thing that comes my way. We watched a pair of Purple Martins build in a bluebird house in our yard this Spring, and hatch 5 little ones,only to have the Mother disappear, and the little ones to die in the nest.The grieving father sat there on a perch for a few days, then flew away.That was saddest and hardest thing to watch.I,too,am so soft hearted when it comes to tiny living creatures.I feel your pain.

rex22lbs said...

Ohhh so sad. Glad you were there though to make her last moments comfortable. The garden looks great and your red maple looks really good. Keep looking after those birds, I know they appreciate it.

Carolina Trekker said...

Sorry...she is sweet.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

How sad...But I am glad that she found comfort and peace and hope at the time when she needed it....