I positioned the grocery bag under the motionless bird and tried to use the cup as a scoop to move the bird into the bag. It was at the point that I realized that the bird was not, in fact, dead. He shot by my head and flew across the room. I took about a minute to evaluate tools that might be more appropriate for capturing a living bird that is in the house.
At this point, I was armed with a 32oz cup, paper grocery sack and am anxiety that I couuldn't shake. I put the bag on the ground and tried to shoo the bird into the bag. That didn't work. What I needed was a new plan.
I then put the bag on the ground and tried to shoo the bird into the bag. It worked !
I assumed that the bird was injured, so I called Amy to see what she thought was the most humane way to handle it. We decided I should release it and when I did it flew through the neighbor's backyard and disappeared.