Friday, April 8, 2016

Hummingbirds

The other evening my husband and I were sitting outside on the porch, talking, and enjoying each other's company when we saw a very small bird landing on a nearby hummingbird feeder filled with sugar water.  The bird sat upright on a small perch on the feeder so that it could easily reach the water.

It was a hummingbird!  What surprised us the most was that it did not flutter its wings.  We have never seen a hummingbird sitting still on a perch on the feeder.  Oh, how sweet!  It was such a privilege!

The hummingbirds don't waste their energy flying about all the time and flapping their wings at an enormous speed.  They actually do rest to conserve their energy.

I've always had a feeling that there is a hummingbird or two in the tall cedar tree where they are well protected.



The picture of the hummingbird is from Wikipedia and it best resembles the bird that came to our feeder  When they do come and visit us, they don't stay very long.  There is no time for me to take my own picture.

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6 comments:

  1. Hummingbirds are such a pleasure to watch. They are noisy to be so small too.

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    1. Thank you for visiting. I had no idea about the noise.

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  2. Long ago, my spouse and I were in the Oregon Dunes area. There were hummingbirds in the trees, several of them. They had lots to say, and flitted from branch to branch.

    Thanks for the reminder!

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  3. Thank you for visiting. Nice comments about the birds. Interesting.

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