Elizabeth emailed yesterday to say that our little flicker died. She had been recovering well and was flying across her aviary (15 feet), so this came as a shock to everyone. A sad ending, and further impetus to find something that really keeps birds from flying into our windows.
On a related note (because we suspect that she's removed at least one injured bird from our deck -- big bang, no body) , I have not seen our little feral cat in a few days. She has been stalking our garage and living under our neighbor's shed for the past few months and I have been intending to trap her (or him, I guess) to have her spayed (or neutered, I guess). Most mornings I see her surreptitiously licking Raven's feed tub clean, and I often catch a glimpse of her eyes at night. I really hope that she is OK.