Tuesday, August 09, 2011

In which one pegs one's Squee-meter™

It's about 110 or hotter every day here, so the last thing I've expected to see this summer was a hummingbird. Himself got buzzed by one of the territorial wee beasties yesterday and I quickly mixed up some syrup for a handy feeder I got last year and within a couple hours little birdie was putting the gobble to the free buffet.

I grabbed my bonnet and Himself gallantly swanned me to town to pick up some more feeders, and now he's put one up with a window hanger by my window next to my work desk. YAYS!

I love hummingbirds. Hummingbirds and butterflies are the main objective behind how I plan what I plant in my flowerbeds, so this unexpected flying jewel is bonus round. I'm hoping he stays a while, and hopefully brings friends. :)



Jess said...

I read a story years ago about a hummingbird that spent the winter inside a home. I wish I could find it again. It was a story to charm your heart.

Tam said...

I don't think I've ever grown bored of watching hummingbirds. They're as cool now as they were when I was five.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I hope your garden is soon filled with hummingbirds! I myself have been charmed by the scads of dragonflies visiting my garden this year. Huge ones!

On a Wing and a Whim said...


That's awesome! I hope you get a little tiny nest with some wee eggs nearby!

Old NFO said...

They are fun to watch, but they ARE territorial!

Keads said...

I have at least four here and I still watch them. They are fascinating and inquisitive creatures to be sure.

BGMiller said...

And you've got a camera and tripod set up to cover the sippy station right?


Because your readership will be terribly sad if we don't gets to see puppehs watching hummingbirds.

No pressure. ;)