Thursday, September 4, 2008

Hummingbird

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John hung a hummingbird feeder in our backyard.  We've all had a lot of fun watching 2 little birds enjoy the nectar.  One of the little birds found his way into our garage, but he couldn't find his way out.  He was flying so fast that you could hear his wings buzzing as he flew above your head.  Time after time he would bang his head against the ceiling.  I think he was trying to fly through the roof!  Ethan said, "He's not very smart because he has a little brain!"

I opened both of our garage doors, we have a 3 car garage, and he still couldn't find his way out!  I hung the feeder in the garage door hoping to lure the little thing out.  Still, he was furiously buzzing his head against the ceiling.  I think he hurt himself because after some time of serious head banging I noticed his little beak had something dripping from it and he was making a chirping noise.  I didn't know a hummingbird could make noise.  But I guess if it gets anxious enough he will start crying.  Poor little guy!

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Finally our neighbor was able to coax it out using a fishing net.  Off he went!

Last summer we visited John's uncle at his cabin in the Uinta mountains.  They have this huge deck that winds around the cabin that hides you in the trees.  Uncle Harold told me to sit quietly on the deck and wait.  A short time later the deck was swarming with hummingbirds!  There had to be at least 80 hummingbirds flying around me!  Uncle Harold had about 10 feeders that had to be filled at least twice a day.  It was truly one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had!

2 comments:

kristin said...

Poor little thing ...how sad that you think he was crying ....

Jami said...

Sounds like more of an Alfred Hitchcock nightmare to me, but I am pretty leery of things flying around my head. I am glad to know that Ethan got both you and your hubby's comic gene!
jami

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