The Birds and the Bees – continued

I distinctly recall the first time once of these little hummers buzzed past me. I jerked back a step and made myself small, thinking it was a very large bee, or hornet, or at least an immense, undesirable flying insect.

Now I watch for, and celebrate, these little charmers as they dart about my yard from the Mandevilla to the Butterfly Bush to sip the nectar.

You are always welcome here tiny bird.

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22 thoughts on “The Birds and the Bees – continued”

    1. I don’t know if I’ve ever actually heard them. Usually I only see one at a time around here. I should get my feeder filled again, but for some reason it keeps getting emptied right away. Is it evaporating? Is something else drinking the nectar? It’s a mystery.

    1. It does, doesn’t it? I’ll have to make sure I populate my woodland garden with plants the hummingbirds like, then I’ll have little fairys flitting around up there. That would be cool.

    1. I can’t say as I’ve seen them in a strong wind, but it’s a good point you make. Maybe their little bodies are so compact that the wind can’t grab a hold of them. πŸ™‚

  1. I was standing in my garden beside my purple coneflowers this week, wearing a pink sweater, when a hummingbird flew right up to me. It just stayed there, almost as if it was trying to decide if my sweater was a flower. I froze and enjoyed the moment.

    1. Really? I’m learning all kinds of things about them from this post. I really don’t know much. They’re here and then gone.

      Thinking of you, William.

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