Palm Bay FL Hummingbird sighting Sept. 10, 2007
I became fascinated by Hummingbirds after a trip to the mountains. Last year my husband and I decided to landscape our backyard to attract hummingbird. After much work and no sighting, I was convinced there were no hummers in Central Florida. We continued to maintain our landscape out of our love for nature, but had given up on the main idea. Today after a long rainy day I decided to walk the garden. It was late afternoon, cool and breeze outside. Nothing could have prepared me for what I saw next, a tiny little Hummingbird hovering around my Fire spike Bush. He was completely brown, and the size of my index finger. He investigated the area and quickly left. At first, I thought it was a large butterfly which we have plenty of. But looking at it closer, I realized what my eyes were seeing. Had to sit and relive the moment which was a magical.
Zone 9 to 10
Palm Bay, FL.