How to properly rescue a harried hummingbird

Conservation & Preservation

Campbell River Mirror


Published: July 09, 2009 3:00 PM  


A teeny bejeweled creature lay struggling on the lawn, still clinging to its little marshmallow-sized nest. Flung from the highest boughs by a fierce gust of wind, its survival was doubtful at best. One of nature’s most common summer disasters played out in Courtenay last week, following an intense storm.

Relatively speaking, the drama unfolded in the Balcombe backyard, just prior to a visit by Campbell River photographer Brian Kyle. Doreen Balcombe, Kyle’s sister-in-law, rescued a wee hummingbird after a branch, nest AND baby fell from her alder tree.


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