Help with Injured Hummer - What to do! ? PICS
About an hour ago my daughter was raking leaves, saw something colorful on the ground, bent down, it was a Hummer.
Wings up tight against it's body, little feet and legs curled up tight against it's body.
Daughter didn't want ants to get at it so brought it to me.
I turned it over and one of the little legs looked broken.
Further inspection, and with 300+ reading glasses I saw the leg was caught up in what looked to be bird doo-doo.
We dampened a Q-Tip with warm water and swabbed the leg.
Soon the doo-doo was able to be gently pulled away from the leg.
The eyes of the hummer were closed with gunk so we wet a Q-Tip and wiped the eyes.
The Hummer turned over on it's own! Sat very quietly in daughter's hand but at least now the wings are moving along with his head.
We used a bit of hummer juicy on end of Q-tip to coax the Hummer to drink and sure enough, it did!
I was wondering if the hummer was a baby and fell out of a nest somewhere?
So I went looking, pushing aside vines, trying to see anything resembling a nest...so far, no nest.
What do we do now???
OMG, I don't want to hurt the hummer any more by doing the wrong thing!
Right now my daughter told me the hummer is reaching on his own for the Q-tip with juicy and the little tongue is coming way out to drink.
She just tried putting hummer on the feeder and nope, he wanted the juicy from the Q-Tip....I'm so afraid of hurting him any more..what do I do now????
Thank you for ANY help you can give!
Here are a few really bad pics I've just taken:
Here is a link that might be useful: Bad/fuzzy pics of Hummer in Daughter's hand