The Ruby Throated Hummingbirds have been a welcome sight at my feeders for years. This year has been busier than ever with several pair fighting for territorial rights.
As I was watching them a few days ago, while stitching away on my sewing machine, I was startled just as I looked away.
Even tho I keep my curtains half drawn on the patio doors, occasionally one will hit the window and snap, one hit full flight!
Immediately, as I lifted my head, I see him lying there, lifeless. It he alright, or has this poor fella just met his Maker?
I opened the door, bent to rescue him, when as quickly as he hit the glass, he lifted and flew away. I watched as he landed in the tree tops.
There, way toward the top of the spruce tree, he rested.
It was nearly an hour later, before he finally swooped down to the feeder to once again regain his dignity and position of hiarchy.
He is the king of his throne as he spent the rest of the day chasing the younger, less wise, hummingbirds from HIS feeder.
On occasion he would take a seat back at the top of the tree to watch as the youngsters would imitate what he and his mate had taught them.
Soon, the days will get cooler, the evenings will drop consistently below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and the hummingbirds will be gone.
They will take their flight to much warmer places for the winter, returning to us again when our spring consistently stays warm.
Get your strength now little ones, for you have a long journey coming soon enough. Until then, stay away from the windows.
Have a great weekend my fellow bloggers and readers.
We are supposed to get another couple of days of rain, but no matter.
We plan to spend it vegging at the cabin.