Hummingbird Nests In Schoolboy's Hair, Won't Budge

CONCORD, Calif. (AP) - An 11-year-old school boy had the bad hair day to end all bad hair days.

When Asaad Liebig went out for recess at Ygnacio Valley Elementary School, he found an apparently dazed young hummingbird on the ground.

"It was sitting there, and it looked lonely, so I picked it up," he said.

He brought the bird into his classroom, but his teacher asked him to take it outside.

The bird would have none of it.

It hopped on Asaad's head, grabbed his hair and refused to budge from its adopted nest.

"It was shocking," the boy said.

After three fruitless hours trying to persuade the young bird to find another nesting site Wednesday only to have the bird return to its hairy perch, teachers plucked it loose and took it to the Alexander Lindsay Museum in Walnut Creek.

Sandy Fender, the museum's wildlife supervisor, said the bird probably tried to fly too soon and fell out of it's own nest. It then settled on Asaad's head because he was the tallest thing around, she said.


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