Well, this isn't a Bunny but HAPPY EASTER anyway!!
Last evening I noticed one of the (Rufus?) Hummingbirds perched on the feeder. I walked to the glass sliding door window, and it continued to sit there, when usually they fly off as soon as I approach the window. I slowly slid open the door, and it stayed there. I stuck my head out the door and it continued to stay. I slowly went back in to fetch the camera, telling my husband that the Hummingbird was behaving much differently and maybe I had an opportunity here. I slowly went back out the door, with the camera ready and it let me take a couple of (flash) shots; moving closer toward the feeder I was able to take a couple more shots, as it stayed perched, and all fluffed up. I got even closer--I was now about 4 ft. from the feeder, taking a few more shots, when my husband came to the door, saying "I think it is trying to tell us that it's buddy is having problems.....there's one inside our bedroom!"
As I started past the feeder, toward our bedroom door on the deck, the bird at the feeder took off! I was relieved, thinking something was wrong with it.
We have no idea how long the other one had been stuck in our bedroom. We have a vaulted ceiling and it had found a rod to rest on, at the highest side, and each time it tried to fly, it just kept buzzing around, knocking against the ceiling, then going back to the rod. My husband brought in our tallest two-legged ladder, took a baseball cap, and headed up. The bird tried several more times to fly, but after bumping into the ceiling again and again, it came back to the rod and sat still while he placed the hat slowly over the bird, then using his other hand he gently closed the material of the hat around the bird. We took it outside, turned the hat upside down and opened it. The little hummer just sat there. I reached in and was stroking its back, while it was looking at us. I reached in, cupped the bird in my hand and took it over to the feeder. It was tiny; only taking up about 2/3 of my palm. As soon as it's feet touched the feeder, it immediately began eating. It ate and sat, and ate and sat, for about 15 minutes, not being bothered by me using the camera, with the lens being
about 3 feet from her(?). After those @ 15 min, she was well enough to fly off!! : ) : )
Swear to goodness, I believe my husband was right in that the first one was letting us know that something was wrong, and it needed to get our attention!
L: The Attention-Getter, R: The Captive..... free, at last!!!!