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I should've held on tighter (story time) by Happysorry

I.. Today I was at my parents place. I just got out of the door to put my backpack and stuff in the car and I walk out. Something flops down landing in the shadow of the stairs. I got and look and its a hummingbird. its wings splayed out a little and it just sitting there. I go down immediately to pick it up, since it wasn't moving away. I knew it was hurt.

I gently picked him up, giving him a closer look..his bottom beak was in a way it looked like he broke his lower jaw as if he smashed it or somethign crushed it. He looked young..he only had about 3-5 colored feathers on his chest. I cupped my hand around him gently to bring him into the house to see if my mom the nurse could give me something really quick to help hold him.

i moved one of my hand and .. he flys out of my hand away from me to some where. I stood there stunned then tried to look for him.. i couldnt' find him.

I wish i held him tighter.. I really wished iI did.. I feel so bad.. I know

I know.. its not my fault, or i couldn't do anything, and if he was strong enoguh to fly he can make it.. its just.. you know I could've helped him. And knowing that just.. ahh.. I'm sorry little one..

I should've held on tighter (story time)

Happysorry

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    Oh gosh I'm sorry. That is the worst feeling.

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      it is.. i feel so bad, but i know.. sooner or later i'll forget but.. i dunno me and real life birds just dont have any luck

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    It was only instinct though...and you can never predict an animal's instinct. Your heart was in the right place and you wanted to help...I know that in itself is very important. hugs

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      -hugs- thank you for the kidn words your right.

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        You are very welcome. hugs

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    If you held it so tightly it couldn't fly away you would have injured it further. The thing that happened was a good thing.

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      i hope it'll be able to eat i can only imagine a human jaw brokena and crooked it owuld be so hard to eat..

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        They eat nectar iirc so as long as it's able to carry out that capillary action through surface tension it should be fine. Nature has adapted these things to be pretty durable.

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    Aww, hummingbirds are so fragile...you did what you could.

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      ahh thank you for the kind words, i wish i could've done more

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    It's a sad story - but you did everything you could to help it. He may have flew into a window or something, and even if you could find him and feed him, head injury may have him in anyway :(

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      ahh thats so very true, even with all the recovery, brain damage for sure would make it all for naught.

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        :( It is sad, I've seen songbirds do themselves in that way...I may hang up silhouettes or flagging in our windows to break up reflections this summer to help avoid it. It helps a lot.

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    Awww, don't give up hope! If you were kind enough to pick him up, someone else will be too! Hopefully he'll land somewhere else and someone will be able to get him some help.

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      I sure hope so, that would be great if someone else found him

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    Aw man I hate it when stuff like that happens. You just sit there like...

    YOU'RE SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW Q M Q

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      ahaha that song just came on in the car when i was drivign, well... I hope he'll always be somebody for a while.

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    unu this is so sad little birds hold places in my heart <3 it's okay tho don't feel so bad uwu he'll make it maybe someone else can help him seeing as he was injured <3 but then again nature is a cruel place unu cheer up nothing more could be done once he flew away you did your best <3

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      thank you for the kind words, I really apprciate it, i do hope he's okay

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    Something similar happened to me when I was young. I was friends with a neighborhood cat and I saw he was carrying something in his mouth walking down the sidewalk. It was a bird. I went over and pried the bird out of his mouth and then cupped it and took it back to my backyard where we had an old bird cage sitting there from one of our parrots. I was going to put it in there and keep an eye on it, check if it was injured, feed it, etc., but when I was trying to open the gate, I let one of my hands off of it and it flew off. I felt the same as you did.. I didn't even have time to check if it was hurt. But thinking back it was probably only stunned and if it had the energy to fly off, it was probably okay.

    Hopefully if this little hummingbird was young enough it could heal and regrow the part of its beak that was broken off! I read a story about someone's adolescent chicken who got into an accident and a good portion of her top beak was broken off, but it ended up healing completely after a few months. You'd never guess that it was so damaged before. I just hope the little bab will be able to eat well enough on its own. ;;

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      thank you, this does make me feel a bit better, i hope its beak does heal and.. he can feed himself ah i hope so much..

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        I'm glad. <3 If anything be happy that you were able to get that little guy off the ground and out of any further danger until it could recover enough to fly off.

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    Oh, love I'm sorry. But, you know, perhaps that's all he needed to have the strength to survive - someone bigger & stronger than him to pick him up & keep him going. If he flew away, he may just be alright =)