HELP – female cardinal hit window & is hurt but not dead – what do I do?

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    Carol – Mid-Mo.
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    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.

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    Carol – Mid-Mo.
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    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……….

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    The Original Bluebird Nut
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    Sorry nobody saw this until the crisis was past, Carol. Poor little thing. Sometimes they just get the wind knocked out of them. Hopefully she made it to the trees ok.


    Central NY
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    Cosmo
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    best thing you can do is “let it be.”
    it’s fine if it flew off.

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    tamsea
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    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.

    Tammy

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