Okay, so you got caught in the porch... Lots of windows, a little confusing for a bird, we get all that.
You might think that the bird in question would be happy to be rescued, but you would be way off the mark. I'm not sure who was more surpised -- the bird to find itself inside a human hand, or me to find myself holding a female cardinal!
Cannot blame the girl, however. From her perspective, she had just been abducted by an alien, and had no intention of being beamed up quietly.
She is now flying free. For which I, at least, am grateful.
We had a wind storm!
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