No, I’m not talking about the new baby of Kate Middleton and Prince William. But congratulations to them
Earlier this summer, an elaborate bird feeder went up in the garden. I was a bit skeptical if it would work and lo and behold, it was a great little investment. When people are over, they can’t stop watching the feeder to see what’s eating the food. They’ll grab the binoculars to get a better glimpse of what has just landed and try to identify the type by matching it up with the bird pamphlet I got from the store.
But one elusive creature wasn’t coming and so a hummingbird feeder was added to attract, what else, hummingbirds!
It actually worked! I was so excited when I spotted the first hummingbird since I’ve never seen one in real life. You have to be quick. Those little suckers fly in so fast, hover around for a bit while drinking the sugary syrup and then buzz out as fast as they flew in. Sometimes, I’m lucky if I can grab the binoculars in time. Unfortunately, my little camera doesn’t have a zoom lens and so I’ve never been able to capture one on film.
Fortunately, for me, my brother has plants in his garden that attract hummingbirds and he was able to capture some great photos.
I have no idea if the one I’m seeing is the same but it doesn’t really matter — each time I see a hummingbird, I just get a big smile on my face. It’s almost like a little game of “spot me if you can”.