I heard a light bang at the screen door this morning and when I looked out an Ovenbird was crouched on the stoop, looking stunned. I didn’t want to frighten it more so I kept the door shut and watched out for predators. I saw movement in the bushes which revealed itself to be a second Ovenbird. It moved nervously through the rhododendron and across the steps until the stunned bird regained its feet and hopped into the bushes too. Here’s hoping it can stay safely undercover until it regains its wits.
I couldn’t hear with the door shut but it must have been making distress calls. A few chickadees swept in to investigate.