I went outside to find a red headed woodpecker quivering on the pavers, outside the huge picture windows that overlook the tropical
Cats were afoot, so I wrapped him in my jacket, and took him inside to recover in a dog carrier. He seemed to be doing well after an hour or so, so we ushered our grey coon cat inside, and delivered the bird back to the garden. My daughter did the honors, and with a flourish, she opened the carrier door. In a blur, the bird was airborne and back in the trees, another disaster averted.
(Thank you for the ID Denise & John, it was a male Melanerpes carolinus)