Mr. Raven got to hold a live rufous hummingbird yesterday. It was trapped in the garage, even though the big garage door was wide open and the back garage door was wide open. The hummingbird was trapped by thinking the window was the only way out.
We don’t know how long it had been “stuck” there, fluttering up and down, banging against the glass, but by the time we found it, the tiny bird was exhausted. Mr. Raven cupped his hands around the poor thing and brought it away from the window. For a moment it laid on it’s back in Ray’s open palm and we thought it was done for, but as soon as we stepped outside, the cinnamon-copper colored hummingbird saw sky and was revived. He took off, zipping up and away from the house, out of sight in a second.
No time for a photo.
Mr. Raven and I could clearly see the moral of the story.
If try, try again isn’t working for you, stop bashing your head in, take a step back and look around. You might see a better way. It might be really obvious.