About 15 minutes ago a female cardinal hit our patio glass door – I heard it and went to see. Thought it was dead so went out with a sack to dispose of it, but it was not and is sitting & looking around but not moving. She hit hard so believe she may have broken wing or leg or something. How long should I wait for it to fly away? I’m afraid if I pick it up and toss her in the air she will just fall on the ground for predators. I have only about 30 minutes before dark.
Well, just slightly before dark, she did fly to a close tree – stayed there for quite some time and I thought she would not leave for the night, but I believe she did (it was getting pretty dark & I could not see well). Good thing……….
Hi, Carol. Sorry, I was out of town. I’ve heard you are suppose to put the bird in a box to give it some protection and let it calm down. I put a lid on the box. And then go out 30 minutes? later and take the lid off the box. Glad it turned out.