Today I had the rare privilege of holding a Pine Warbler in my hands. I was sweeping away the green and yellow leaves from my door and caught a glimpse of a clump (even got a peep!). I just swept a bird! I scooped it up and held it for about 20 minutes. Most likely stunned from hitting the glass storm door, it did not object to my hands or my cooing. I couldn't leave it for my camera, I just soaked it in and warmed it. It did fly from my hands and as I clapped in celebration I realized I needed to wash my hands good. :)
The migrants such as the Warblers and the residents such as the Kingfisher are all welcome and every view is new and different. But a bird in the hand is simply incredible.