[CT Birds] Finch rescue
sunbirdjan at cox.net
Wed Aug 14 21:01:03 EDT 2013
As I went out this evening to refill my bird feeders, I found a house finch female trapped inside a suet cage. This is the type attached at the end of a house-style platform feeder. The bird's head was outside the cage. Most of the body and one leg was inside, the other leg on one of the bars. I thought "what to do" for a few seconds. And decided the only option was to gently take hold of the bird, and then see how I could maneuver to get it out. It's wing was partly open inside the cage, no doubt in panic trying to fly out. The moment I took hold of it, the wing must have closed, and it wiggled and was out. I let go and the bird flew off faster than I would have imagined. So glad I went out this evening.
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