This is from my friend, Jean , in Pennsylvania:
I had the privilege this morning to hold one of the most beautiful birds in our "flock." I had heard a loud thawack on the window and discovered this gorgeous male cardinal wedged head down in a snow drift on the deck. Some of his tiny downy feathers wear still on the outside of the glass where he had hit and also scattered around his still body in the snow. Fearing that he would perish while trapped there, I brought him in the house hoping that he was just stunned and would quickly recover. Of course, I had to capture this moment for posterity & share it with you! Happily, after more than 5 minutes, he started to show some feistiness and regained his strength, and I released him to the woods. Yay! I feel very privileged! thanks for sharing, Jean!