It has become more and more apparent to me these past few days in this unusually cold weather that birds really do communicate with us in their own way. I keep a humming bird feeder filled as our Rufous and Anna’s stay all winter and they have been buzzing happily on my patio enjoying the nectar. They all have their own different personalities I’ve noticed which I hadn’t really been aware of until this winter. Every creature has a unique identity and is uniquely recognized. Their feeders sit in front of my desk window and it doesn’t matter what time of the day I look out they will make an appearance sooner rather than later.
I have begun interacting with them in my own way. I’ll stand close by with my camera and they let me take as many pictures of them as I like. I have had two that have actually perched on me, briefly but what a thrill! I have given them names I’m sure I mix them up! and there is now an established trust level between us. I like to thank them for their daily visits knowing the word thank you has a very powerful energy. I pray and hope their beauty will always grace this planet. I realize that whatever is happening around me, is affecting them too.
This morning there were three at my patio doors waiting for me to wake up. Their feeders were empty and one even took the liberty of lightly tapping with his beak on my door. It literally took my breath away with pleasure. I wasted no time in getting some brunch set out for them and it was duly noted by my feathered friends.
When you open your hearts and minds to nature you realize we are all one and there are no separations.
copyright Es-tee Miller
“A flash of harmless lightning, A mist of rainbow dyes, The burnished sunbeams brightening From flower to flower he flies”….John Banister