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Woman Saves A Hummingbird That Fell Off A Tree, It Repays By Making Her Look Like A Real-Life Disney Princess
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Woman Saves A Hummingbird That Fell Off A Tree, It Repays By Making Her Look Like A Real-Life Disney Princess

They say life imitates art (or is it vice versa?..) but sometimes life can also imitate Disney fairytales. This is what happened to Kimberly, a model from the UK, who happened to come across a hummingbird that fell out of its nest. Kimberly and her family helped the little guy and nursed him back to health. Before releasing the baby hummingbird back into the wild, Kimberly wanted to make sure that it was okay and could drink properly from flowers, as hummingbirds do.

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“This baby fell [and] unfortunately we could not locate the nest”

Image credits: Kimberly Elizabeth Paws

“We had a tree trimmer come get a huge limb that was resting on my house and during the process this baby fell, unfortunately we could not locate the nest, my family cared for the baby for a couple of days to make sure it was ok,” Kimberly told Bored Panda. “After about 48 hours it started to hover on its own and once it started trying to get out of the cage I took it out to those flowers where it showed me it knew just what to do. It then flew up into one of the trees nearby and I have seen it flying around since.”

“My family cared for the baby for a couple of days to make sure it was ok”

Image credits: Kimberly Elizabeth Paws

Apparently, this is not the first time that the family has taken in a sick animal to nurse back into health. “We have a variety of animals on our beautiful mountain property in New Mexico and occasionally, they need help. We do our best to give wildlife its space and admire from a safe distance but on occasion, we might have to step in. This baby was fortunately old enough that we were able to assist in its rehabilitation. If it had been a young baby, it would have been sent to a local rehab center,” Kimberly shared with Bored Panda.

“After about 48 hours it started to hover on its own”

Image credits: Kimberly Elizabeth Paws

“We were fortunate that it did not get injured when it fell from the nest, it actually dropped onto the shoulder of one of the work men after cutting the tree limb. It fluttered onto the machine they were using and just laid there for a second before we were able to move it to a safe place inside . It ate readily when offered food and it fluttered it’s wings often, it seems that all he needed was a little food and a safe place to try his wings before heading out on its own,” Kimberly told us.

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Bonnie Clyde
Community Member
3 years ago

Aw, cute! That's how my grandparents actually met! My grandmother saved a hummingbird that had been injured and my grandfather was a photographer who got sent to take pictures for the newspaper. Lol, being able to take photos of something that moved that fast was still a new thing back then so it was a pretty big deal.

Nikki D
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3 years ago

That's such a sweet story, thanks for sharing!

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Jo Choto
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3 years ago

Squeeeee. That is so lovely. We are pretty lucky to have some birds that come into our house to feed, We have Heidi and Beaky, the blackbirds, and Rufus the robin, and Sebastian and Sunita, the sparrows. They hop in and out to get fat pellets and mealworms. We've never touched them though, because they're still wild birds. I would dearly love to hold them, but I don't.

SkyTheImaginer
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3 years ago

Aw the same thing happened to me, a baby fell out of a nest on a windy day and landed on the trampoline. After an hour of calling the momma found the missing baby and began to feed it. After a few days he flew into our nearby lilac tree to eat and then flew away.

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Bonnie Clyde
Community Member
3 years ago

Aw, cute! That's how my grandparents actually met! My grandmother saved a hummingbird that had been injured and my grandfather was a photographer who got sent to take pictures for the newspaper. Lol, being able to take photos of something that moved that fast was still a new thing back then so it was a pretty big deal.

Nikki D
Community Member
3 years ago

That's such a sweet story, thanks for sharing!

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Jo Choto
Community Member
3 years ago

Squeeeee. That is so lovely. We are pretty lucky to have some birds that come into our house to feed, We have Heidi and Beaky, the blackbirds, and Rufus the robin, and Sebastian and Sunita, the sparrows. They hop in and out to get fat pellets and mealworms. We've never touched them though, because they're still wild birds. I would dearly love to hold them, but I don't.

SkyTheImaginer
Community Member
3 years ago

Aw the same thing happened to me, a baby fell out of a nest on a windy day and landed on the trampoline. After an hour of calling the momma found the missing baby and began to feed it. After a few days he flew into our nearby lilac tree to eat and then flew away.

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