Last night when I got home from a family picnic I went out to bring in my feeders for the night(we have bears visit) I found an injured Femsle Downy Woodpecker under my window.It apparently hit the window but I didn't see where.I went and got a cardboard box and put holes in it. Put suet and water inside and carefully lifted the bird into the box. It tried very mildly to get away but not much.I taped the box shut and put a chair with plastic over it in case of rain.It was too late at night to try to get help of any kind buI thought rest and quiet would be best for it for the night.
I know a bird rehabilatator I may be able to take her to tomorrow. I'm just wondering if I did all I could for the night . I didn't want to stress her out by handling her too much and I didn't see any blood or injuries and knew there wasn't much I could really do.She couldn't fly for one reason or another or she wouldn't be there at 11:00 PM . I'm wondering now if I should have put a heating pad under the box even though the temp outside was 69 degrees F. I know for pet birds heat is important for recovery but not so sure about wild birds. Any more suggestions?That is if she is still alive and before I try to transport her. Any suggestions would be helpful . Yvonne