On a frigid New Years morning in Idaho, a farmer found a tiny bird frozen to a metal fence.
Nelson Miller, from Caldwell, found the small bird struggling to fly away while he fed his horses.
Writing online, he said: “I noticed a solitary sparrow perched upon the steel fence near the water tank. The tank is heated to keep it from freezing. The bird had managed to got its feet wet so that when it tried to make an exit, nothing happened.”
So Mr. Miller set out to warm the terrified bird’s feet by pressing his hand against its feet. He also held down its flapping wings. “Gentle sideways motion with my thumb brought freedom for the frightened bird and a smile of satisfaction to my face,” he wrote.