a small bird (wren? sparrow?) just flew into the glass door next to me.
it crumpled to the ground, twisted and trembling.
i thought its beak fell off.
after 5 minutes it wasn't moving, i went to get a broom, and i pushed it with the broom just a little.
it ruffled its feathers and sat up straight.
it stayed frozen there.
i was pretty sure it was dying and considered putting it out of its misery. smack it with the broom? fling it in the woods? let the dogs get to it?
5 minutes later it up and flew away.
moral: sometimes birds take a little while to gather themselves up after a crash, they are not necessarily dead or dying.