Thursday, January 14, 2016
They can become injured however when they fly into a glass window. I recall holding one and calming it for several hours that had flown into our window. It finally did survive but it took a lot of time keeping it from going into shock from the impact. Watching it come around after being knocked out was amazing. It took it quite a while to actually focus to see me even though I was holding it in my hand. Nature equips each species with unique characteristics that help it survive and thrive. The Hairy Woodpecker is certainly not an exception and is specifically qualified for its survival. Finally when the female Hairy Woodpecker recovered enough to stand on its own and was able to focus its eyes, I placed it on a limb and soon there after it flew off to recover. This species is just one of many unique birds we have that surround our home.