"Oh @#$%!! How do I get out of here?!"
I've been in and out of the screen door during the day as I work on stuff in my yard... Well at some stage this little devil slipped in through the screen door while it was open. I have no idea when it did so, but I spotted it as it was flitting around our skylights trying to get out (as you can see they have screens on them so there's no way out up there). Try as I might, I couldn't coax the little fellow to fly down and out of the door it came in through on its own, and it was getting more and more exhausted trying to get out through the screened skylight. In the end I had up go up on our balcony (yes we have an indoor balcony) below the skylight, and climb up on a chair so I could reach the poor little thing as it sat in the corner of the skylight, totally exhausted. It was so worn out by this stage, it just sat there as I carefully put my hands around it, and I then proceeded to carry it outside and put it on its favorite feeder, where it drank long and hard before flying off. They may be pretty to look at but they are bloody stupid :)
This was taken fairly early on in the encounter as I was working out whether I'd be able to convince it to make its own way back out... later on it was a 2-handed operation and I'm the only one at home right now, so no pictures of me holding the little thing I'm afraid. I could have stopped and grabbed a camera and shot myself holding the little bird but the poor thing was traumatized enough without me taking further advantage of the situation. :(
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