and here, (scroll down and click on anna's).
i really tried.
this morning i was at work at first light and found the little bird flying again. happy! i hung a colorful cloth in the doorway and set a bowl of sugar water on the doorstep. and then i sat outside and waited. and waited. till i couldn't wait any longer. before i locked up i set the water on a chair near the door and taped open the mail slot. maybe he would find his way out this way i thought.
when i returned to open for the day he did seem to be gone. i looked around and hoped i was right. across the street is a garden where a pair of hummingbirds live. i saw them and felt reassured. could it be him?
i saw the wee one at the very end of the day. lying at the bottom of one of the front windows that had a flower box on the other side.
i brought him home and plan on putting him to rest in our garden.
did you ever wish to be dr. doolittle and be able to talk to the animals? i wished i could have told this little one, here's the door.
p.s. i'm sorry if i offended with these photos. i wanted to honor how exquisitely beautiful the anna's hummingbird is. for more information on this species here's a good place to start,