Now having been alerted to the situation, by my dog, I opened the front door and picked up the small green gray bird. She was limp in my hands, stunned from the impact, but there was no evidence of blood and her feet had the strength to grip my skin.
I found a place for her on my deck, in the sunshine and elevated, that kept her safe from roaming felines and a little dog. Her recovery lasted for nearly an hour and a half. Gradually she lifted her body, fluttered her wings, blinked her eyes and surveyed her surrounding, before flying away to join her grosbeak friends and family.
She was a lucky one. I was happy to see her fly again.It reminded me of how important it is to take steps ensuring that future birds will not fly unsuspecting into the breezeway glass. I have hung two reflective wind socks against the glass, both have exceed my expectations. They gently sway in the wind, capturing the sunlight, hindering any bird flight.
If your interested, http://www.backyardbirdsandgardens.com/(I found the beautiful wind socks at this site)
- Large, robust finch.
- Tail relatively short.
- Heavy conical bill pale greenish yellow.
- Large white patch in wing obvious in flight.
Length 6.3-7.1 inches
Wingspan 11.8–14.2 in
Weight 1.9–2.6 oz
Diet: Wide variety of small fruits and seeds, especially maples. Also insects and other invertebrates.