I love watching Hummingbirds in my garden and every thing I plant, my first question to myself is, will the Hummingbirds like it. I can spend hours just watching and enjoying them. They are simply joyful. A baby Hummingbird showed up a month ago at one of the feeders looking really beat up from the neighborhood bullies. He would give me a look of desperation as he was chased away each time. His poor little tongue was hanging out as well. I knew he didn’t have much time left unless I tried to help him.
I placed a feeder inside my patio screens and placed a plant over top of it so the other Hummingbirds couldn’t see him. It worked! He would come by several times a day and has even slept at the feeder feeling safe and secure. Today he is flying about and braving the other feeders as well but still visits the “inside” feeder. This morning he landed on my finger as if to say thank you then looked up at me and flew off. These pictures show today just how well he is doing.
copyright Estee Millar
“I am so glad you are here, it helps me realize how beautiful my world is”..Rilke