I took him carefully from Mr. Johnson and held him while I dipped his beak into the nectar, hoping he'd take a little sip and that would help to energize him.
Then it was back into Mr. Johnson's hand for a few more seconds while I lined the carboard box with a towel and placed the little hummingbird inside.
After that I just closed the lid and left him in the basement. Hopefully a few minutes in the dark and calm environment would revive him. And sure enough, it did. After less than 10 minutes, Mr. Johnson reported that there was some angry buzzing and bumps coming from inside the box. We took the box outside and carefully opened the lid........out buzzed this little hummingbird straight into the sky and apparently completely recovered from his window collision. YAY!! Another birdy saved!
They're such neat little birds and I'm so thankful that we came upon this little hummer at just the right time and were able to save his life. I'm also glad he didn't have any serious injuries that would have prevented him from being released again.