A wow-had to share!!!
My husband was the bird person and we had all kinds of birds incl. hummers in the yard when he was alive.Since his death 4 years ago I really didn't bother at all with the gardens or birds.Then my son and his family moved back home to help me get the house ready to sell.They have two girls 8yrs and 18mos. so I decided it would be fun to do a veggie/flower garden again.I found an old hummer feeder and
hung it up figuring the butterflies would like it even if the hummers didn't come back.I had a hummer at it within an hour of hanging it-figure they must have still been comming cause of the honeysuckle outback.Well I was sitting at the picnic table potting up red million bells
the next day when the darn bird flew down to the flowers within 11/2ft from me.But today was the thrill-I was sitting on the patio under the hanging pots and the feeder
watching the hummer come back and forth to feed.He was sitting on the telephone wire and I decided to talk to him
I just said-If you are'nt just the prettiest boy-next thing
I knew he flew to the feeder and took a sip then flew down
and alit on an orchid plant less then a foot from my face
and sat there with his head cocked looking right at me for at least a minute.I've never been that close to a hummer before or with one being still like that!!!!They are breathtaking up close.The throat really is a deep ruby color and that iridescent green body -just gorgeous!It made my day!!!Of course now that I lookback I remember I was drinking a can of red cherry cola-Think he might have expected a sip from it???Anyhow he turned me into a bird person pretty quickly.Why do you never have a camera when you need it!