After several minutes of the birds showing such deep concern for the motionless magpie, the video shows the tumultuous moment the bird shocks everyone as he suddenly jolts up and shelters himself under a parked car.
The bird had seemingly been stunned, perhaps sideswiped by a passing vehicle, Zvengrowski guessed. "I do not know what happened," he said, "but [he] was on a residential street playground zone, so it’s unlikely a car would have hit [him] too hard."
Zvengrowski didn't want to disturb the bird by getting too close, but realized he needed to do something. "I know birds eat a lot of fatty foods and especially love nuts. There was a convenience store nearby so I bought some," he said. The video ends with Zvengrowski offering some snacks to the bird as he recovers his strength before giving him some space.