Was it “feathery” tired?
A tired hummingbird which wound up at a Virginia fire station was given a dose of sugar water before it flew off, a local fire department said.
The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department Twitter account posted an image of the hummingbird with a syringe of liquid on Monday.
“Recently Station 31, Fox Mill, A-Shift flew into action as a patient winged its way into the station,” the tweet said of the Wednesday incident. “The fly-in patient was a humming bird who appeared weak and lethargic.”
The bird could be seen drinking the fluid in a photo that accompanied the tweet.
“After a short rest the patient got well and flew the coop,” the department wrote.