Can’t wait to see these little ones return.
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The birds are making themselves scarce around here so I’m posting a shot from September.
I promise that this is the last hummingbird shot until next spring. (I might have my fingers crossed.)
The ruby-throated hummingbird is a wonder of migration. Every winter it makes an amazing journey. Some have been known to make a journey of 2500 miles or more, from Alaska to Central America. Because of it, the hummingbird is a symbol for accomplishing that which seems impossible. It will teach you how to find the miracle of joyful living from your own life circumstances.
- Ted Andrews
Pablo Neruda (1904 – 1973)
and Your Sunday Best
About halfway through the summer, we decided to put up a window hummingbird feeder. It’s around the corner of the house from the hanging feeder, tucked up next to the chimney, making those territorial fights a little less common. Orestes soon took notice of the ‘little bird’ as I called every hummer that came to drink the nectar. At first, he would sit quietly and watch, fascinated. The hummers soon became used to him and realized he was of no harm to them. They began to play a sort of teasing game with him, bobbing up and down as they hovered outside the window. So he began to play too, lying in wait for them and jumping to strike the window with his paws.
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…to the hummingbirds this year. All the males, like this handsome fellow, left the area first, followed by the females and juveniles. We still see travelers passing through so we keep the feeder up until the end of September.