My Autumn Hummingbird

Last spring, I put out a hummingbird feeder for the first time ever. I washed and refilled the feeder at regular intervals. Watched diligently, as it is positioned directly above my monitor at work. I basically have 8 hours a day to wait and enjoy the hummingbirds.

And I waited.

And I waited.

And I waited….

Finally, last week my peripheral vision caught something… no way!

And there she was. So small and perfect. I sure hope she travels safely to her winter home. I would also love to see her return for a visit.
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Glad she sat. My camerone doesn’t have a chance of catching her in flight.

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I didn’t have too many yellowjackets bugging the feeder, however she buzzed them off whenever they came near.

Β© Ilex – Midwestern Plants

14 thoughts on “My Autumn Hummingbird

  1. They are such little jewels! So cool that you were visited like that. I get them occasionally in the wild patch out back here, and yes, they are very territorial and bossy little creatures! I can hear one of the locals out chattering and scolding loudly from time to time even when they won’t come in for a quick sip at the feeder. I’ve finally seen that they do make a stop now and then at the red salvia I sowed all around my teeny “meadow” of wild grasses and wildflowers in the backyard, so I’m glad those will re-seed and come again. πŸ˜€

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    • I’ve read-up about their likes and hope to attract more next spring. Lots of RED! I’m sure your salvia is what brings them around. =-)
      They love my soapwort (Saponaria officinalis) that I have at home, maybe it’s the shape. Since I spend more time at work than at home, I’m going to spruce-up right below my window. We always have extra plants left from the season… I’m lucky in that respect!

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