Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Hello, it's Me


Everyone else's hummingbirds come back earlier than ours. Many birds show here up a week or two later than other places. I think it may because of our north-facing, slightly colder, location, but who knows?

Anyhow, I was working on the sitting porch, annoying the nesting robin pair no end, when this guy flew right up to my face, his gleaming gem of a gorget flashing like a neon sign, his back as green as Ireland.

Delight.

Wonder.

Joy aplenty.

I stole some time from work I should have been doing to try for a photo or two. While I waited another first-of-year bird, a little House Wren, hopped right up beside me and began to inspect all the cracks and crevices on the porch.....

Hmm...the robins already have one corner occupied. Will the wrens take up wrensidence in the little bird house Matt and Lisa gave me? Only time will tell.

FOY bird #3 for the day, a Lesser Yellowlegs

4 comments:

lisa said...

Wonderful, I haven't seen one hummer yet, but I haven't sat outside on the patio to find out. Maybe I should get out the feeders?

threecollie said...

Lisa, it's time!

Terry and Linda said...

Your photo is very good. My hummers are still shy of me so I have to take my photos through the kitchen window.

threecollie said...

Linda, thanks. These two seem unusually tame and trusting...or just hungry. lol