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 Post subject: Re: Indoor Hummingbird
Post Posted: Aug 13, 2019 7:26 am 
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We have had a few in our house over the years. Unfortunately, they usually ended up trying to exit through one of the skylights in our cathedral ceiling. (The two cats watching the bird intently may have had something to to do with their behavior.) Eventually, they were willing to land on the end of a broom handle and be carried outside. Sad cats.


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Post Posted: Aug 14, 2019 8:43 am 
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Speaking of hummingbirds in the house, we had one spend the night. We tried every recommended way to get her out, but it would have been too dark and chili at 11:30.

We set feeders out which she used. I was expecting to find her dead this morning, but she seemed fine. Steve opened one of the clerestory windows and she was gone within minutes.

BTW, it is illegal to hold a hummingbird in captivity for any length of time according to the Migratory Bird Act of 1918. However, this Act was recently repealed.

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Post Posted: Aug 14, 2019 9:40 am 
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It spent the night to be toasty warm & fed! So funny, and that's why they repealed the law. Once they are "captured," they don't want to leave.
They are amazing tiny birds. So great to see them, up close. In or out. Glad they calm enough for us to let them out.


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