oh boy oh boy! A hummer has discovered the feeder I put up last week!
And no it isn't one of the monstrous vehicle type hummers - wouldn't want one of those hanging around my back patio (or the front one, or anywhere near me actually). I've been eyeballing the local hummingbirds and wondering if one will come visit if I entice it, and it is and it has - the amount of sugar water in the feeder has gone down over the last day (since I re"filled" it, actually). It had a last sip after sunset last night and before when I was weeding the "garden" it hovered around the feeder and checked me out.
I took a while to decide to feed the beasties - I don't think it is right to feed wild things in general but we don't have hummers at home and this is the only way I'll get to see one relatively close up. I'm told only one will come to the feeder cos the type we have here are territorial. We'll see. I've also got some native seedlings growing, some of which are good for hummer feeding, but they are taking their own sweet time (ie they are only four leave seedlings yet - GROW you little mongrels!)
I have much to show and tell when I finally get pics of it, or edit pics. I've been knitting and crocheting like a mad ting and ripping it out again and starting again. Blah. We hired a car and went for a couple of drives on the weekend - very pretty! The wildflowers around here are going nuts :-)