It's very satisfying to rescue a humming bird on the ground and nurse it back to health then release it. Here is how I've done it a couple of times.
I found this little guy sitting in the road as I biked by on a very cold early morning ride. Traffic was light so I circled back to pick him up before the next cars would come by.
I put him in my shirt pocket to warm him up. I looked at the nearby trees to see if I could tell from where he fell. He seemed cold, dazed, calm and lethargic. He made himself comfy in my shirt pocket. I put my hand over the pocket to further block the wind and warm him as I rode home.
My daughter named him "Wallace".
Step 1: Read up on your new Guest
Wallace and I start reviewing the literature to see what we may be in for.
He is an Anna's hummingbird according to our book.
He liked looking at the picture and reminiscing about family etc.
The sock nest was roomy and comfy for him.