Monday, 30 January 2012

Recovery time

Every now and then we have the problem of birds flying into windows and today a Yellow-faced Honeyeater crashed into the office window, right in front me as I was working on the computer.
 On checking I found the bird on the ground below the window looking very dazed, so I picked it up to check for obvious injury, but all seemed ok so it was placed on a low branch to allow a recovery period. It appeared to be a young bird and that seemed to be confirmed when another flew down to offer a grasshopper. Eating was not on its mind so it sat for some time then moved from branch to branch before flying off seemingly no worse for the experience.


  1. What a beautiful bird - so glad it recovered.

  2. Yes I was pleased to see it fly off, unfortunately not all window crashes have a happy ending.