A little bird in a big city

Walking through the glass canyons of Center City, Philadelphia one morning in April, I found this strange little bird lying still on the sidewalk.

I’d become accustomed to finding dead birds at the bases of glass buildings, but this one was still breathing.

What to do? I sat down beside it on the pavement and documented its recovery.


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