Friday, March 13, 2009
Hummingbirds Are Here
We were going out the door this morning and John said wait there is a hummingbird on the feeder. We stood and watched it for a while before we left. It was so cold I didn't have any idea they would come before Sunday. Actually we only saw one. I think they might send a scout ahead of the others, not sure about that. It seems we usually see only one at first. Once I was sitting on my back porch steps and saw a hummingbird on my clothes line. The wind was blowing kind of gently like and the bird was trying to hold on. I tip toed to the clothes line and slowly raised my finger to just even with the bird. He/she stepped over onto my finger and stayed there for a second. I was so excited I called the county agent and did he burst my bubble. He said that was not so unusual. Oh well I lost my claim to fame there. John and I enjoy the hummingbirds so much. We have a feeder we can see from the table and one we can see from the front door. They put on quite a show with their antics even for Susie. I think she is unusual because she never catches birds which I'm glad of.