I forgot to tell you the story of the a yellowhammer woodpecker who crashed into a window last September when I was at the old jail.
Three of us were standing and chatting when suddenly we heard a thud. One of my companions saw that it was a bird that crashed into a window and it was laying on the ground after a 3 story fall.
I don’t know how he survived. But there he lay, panting and stunned.
We offered him some water in the little bottle cap but he wasn’t interested.
As he perked up and looked like he’d make it, we all started taking photos. Then we got a stick to see if he’d perch. We knew his wings were fine because he was moving them but we were not sure about his legs. If he could perch, he’d be fine. Surprisingly, he was very willing to perch on the stick.
We wanted to get him off the ground and away from any beasts that would do him harm, so we moved him to a tree.
He never did jump onto the tree. He just flew away. And we gave a cheer.