to Safely Hold an Adult Wild Bird
the bird's neck,(right under his head), between
your index finger and second finger, forming
a secure grip while gently curling the rest
of your fingers around the bird's body. The
wings will lie smoothly underneath your palm.
The goal is to restrain the bird without putting
pressure around its body. It is very important
not to grasp a bird too tightly around the body,
because doing so will risk cutting off air to
the air sacs and will restrict breathing, possibly
even causing suffocation.
these photos, notice the position
of the two fingers surrounding the
bird's neck below his head.
view shows the fingers curled gently around the bird's body while the
head is restrained.