Rescuing Fredrick the hummingbird!
Andre came running into the house telling me I needed to see something… quick!
I was hesitant because I thought he was going to show me a dangerous stunt off the swing set… so I was quite surprised when he added- “there’s a hurt hummingbird on the ground!”
Andre named him Fredrick – he knew he was a boy from his bright red chest.
I called The Wild Bird Rehabilitation center and explained that the hummingbird looked good but was unable to fly. She told us to bring him in – which we did promptly!
I couldn’t resist a hummingbird selfie- because I’m sure I’ll never hold another one again!
The lady at the bird hospital told us that male hummingbirds are very territorial and will injure each other often!
Fredrick was given an ID number where we can check on him in a few weeks- hopefully it will say that he has flown off happy and healthy!