Wednesday, January 11, 2017

"A delightful way to start the new year."

Nelson Miller of Caldwell, Idaho, was feeding his horses on New Year's Day when he noticed a frightened sparrow unable to fly. The bird got its feet wet while drinking from the horses' tub, and then found itself frozen to the fence in sub-zero temperatures.

                                                                                                 Nelson Miller courtesy photo
As reported in the Daily Mail, Miller gently grabbed the flapping bird as it started to fall backward. After holding it in his warm grasp for 30 seconds to calm it down, he started breathing on the bird's tiny feet. As he blow, the layer of frost on the metal pipe began to disappear, and he was able to softly lift the sparrow from the pole. He released it, and seconds later it was back in the skies. Miller said it was "a delightful way to start the new year."

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