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"Mama! There's a hummingbird trapped in the skylight!" my daughter informed me when she cam home from school. The poor thing couldn't figure out how fly down and then out of the breezeway. I wanted to help, but I don't have a butterfly net and didn't want to chase him with a broom for fear of hurting him.
He kept trying to find a way out until he was so exhausted that he finally fell three stories. I rushed down the stairs and scooped him up before the little dog I spotted (off of his leash) found him.
The dog owner asked if he was a baby.
"No. This is a hummingbird. This is as big as they get."
I took him over to an oleander bush that was covered in dew hoping he could rest there in safety and maybe get a drink while he recovered. He wouldn't let go of my finger. I could feel his poor little heart beating faster than I thought was possible. Finally he flew up high into a pine tree. I hope the little guy is okay.
Maybe it's a she...don't the males have the ruby-colored throats?