The people who know me know that I love animals and have rescued birds over the many years. I found this little guy in front of the Italian consulate on Park Ave in New York City.
As I got into a cab to take him up to the @wildbirdfund he escaped and wound up under the back floor panel of the taxi cab.
The gracious cabby got out, opened the hatchback and an apperceptive policeman assisted in the search! What a fiasco 😅 but I finally recaptured him and put him in this pouch. How many black and white Warblers make it up to the rescue center in a Henri Bendel pouch?
They said he probably struck a window. He couldn’t fly.
Please donate to the Wild Bird Fund, they do incredible, important work. I must have brought them at least five birds over the years.
I always seem to find an injured or an abandoned bird here in the city.
Did you know New York City is home to approximately 495 species of wild birds?
Helping Birds Migrate Safely Through New York City
Project Safe Flight
Birds encounter many challenges in New York City: Light from buildings at night. Trees and plants behind glass. Reflection of trees in glass windows. Many species of birds, including such beloved songsters as warblers, tanagers, orioles and thrushes, migrate at night. In spring, these birds come from South and Central America on their way to their breeding grounds in the boreal forests of Canada and the tundra of the Arctic. Many pass through New York City.
In the fall, the migrating birds pass through our city again, now with inexperienced youngsters, and head back to the distant south.Located at the nexus of several migratory routes, New York City’s tall buildings and reflective glass pose a serious threat to over 100 species of migratory birds, some of which are experiencing long-term population declines.