who ever would have guessed that hummingbirds (of all things) could bring so much joy and amusement?
today, prior to leaving for a weekend in rhode island, i had to refill several of my hummingbird feeders. ..it's been crazy lately, as they are obviously stocking-up for a long flight south. ..the birds are chasing each other wildly, they are sharing bird feeders, chugging, taking turns, etc.
as i was taking one bird feeder down, a bold little hummer flew up and began chugging from the feeder, while it was in my hand! ..of course, when i returned with a replenished feeder, i held it out (in both hands) to see if one of the birds would get close.
another hummingbird flew up, sat down, and sipped (for what seemed like more than a minute), unfazed by me. ..it was the closest i'd ever been to one of these entertaining birds.
now, i'll try to take a picture of the situation.
left: the little chirper is on the right side.
to the right, we've got a couple, dance-sing.