What kind of bird did I see?

by Mary King
(Gary, IN USA)

In the northern part of Indiana my mother and I saw a little bitty bird sitting on the side walk. He would not move as we approached it and she wheeled her walker within one inch of it. However, it was alive. It would turn its head, but not walk away or fly away. It was glittery green/iridescence approximately 1 1/2 to 2 inches long with an approximately 1 1/2 inch long really needle like peak. The head was bigger than the body and looked as if it was one piece (head and body). There were no visible distinction lines between body and wings (could not determine if there were wings). The big head tapered down to a sloping short body (like a sky slope). I could not see feet. It could have been a baby something. I looked around for a nest to see if it could have fallen from one. But did not see a nest. Did not have a camera and had to leave it there. Could it have been a hummingbird?

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Sep 23, 2011
Little Bird
by: Judy-Seattle

Mary, it does sound like it was a hummingbird. Once I found a hummer stting motionless on the ground in front of my house. They can run out of energy so quickly if they can't find nectar. So I made up some sugar water and used a soda straw like a pipette and dripped the mixture unto the end of its beak. Soon its tiny tongue was lapping it up. I moved it to a branch on a bush and continued to feed it. After about 5 minutes it perked up and flew away!

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