Azure Kingfisher

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rbuddy
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Azure Kingfisher

We found this baby Azure Kingfisher sitting by our laundry door early one morning.  We thought it was injured as it didn't seem inclined to go anywhere but when we tried to pick it up with the intention of taking it to the wild life rescue people it became agitated so we let it fly away.  Unfortunately when we examined the photos closely we could see a grass prickle near its eye that we could have removed.  I guess our lesson here is to look more closely next time.

Elsie
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Since it could fly it sounds like you did the right thing in letting it go it's own way. Where I live the kingfishers are notoriously known for flying into wondows and doors. They are such small birds and they zip around so fast that they often stun themselves and will take a little while to wake up properly. This might be what happened to your bird. Also, it will most likely take care of the prickle itself, rubbing it off on a branch when it's perched. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to look out for this little bird, caring for our wildlife is so important!

Elsie

oconnore51
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Yes, thank you for the picture and the story!

Elizabeth

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Woko
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Good one, rbuddy. The impulse to rescue is prominent in many of us but there are so often times when it's more helpful for birds to make their own way.

rbuddy
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Thanks everyone for your comments.  Very reassuring.

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