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Stunned Yellow Warbler October 14, 2011

Doug and I were hanging out in the backyard doing some chores, but mostly relaxing when we heard a bird hit our carriage house window. This is not an uncommon occurrence; birds are frequently hitting the windows on the garage side or getting stuck in the second story room. He’s always rescuing our feathered friends. 🙂

We went to investigate to see if the bird was OK; praying that it wasn’t dead. Thankfully it wasn’t, but it was badly stunned.  Doug scooped up the little female yellow warbler and kept her protected until she regained her senses.

It took several minutes for her to get back her strength. But when she did, off she went. It was such a rare opportunity to see such a tiny bird up close and personal; truly a treat and sooo cute!

Yellow warbler, female

yellow warbler, female | paulasgardenpatch.com | paula bonelli

© Paula Bonelli

yellow warbler, female | paulasgardenpatch.com | paula bonelli

© Paula Bonelli

yellow warbler, female | paulasgardenpatch.com | paula bonelli

© Paula Bonelli

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6 Responses to “Stunned Yellow Warbler”

  1. Paula, incredible photos – what a sweet creature! So glad she was OK, thanks for sharing this.

  2. Colin Dillingham Says:

    yellow warblers do not have white eye rings, so this is not a yellow warbler.

  3. Tim Kalbach Says:

    This photo is a Nashville Warbler, as shown by the gray head and white eyering

  4. Paula B Says:

    Thx for your insight Tim and Colin!


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