Tuesday, September 15, 2009

To Catch a Hummingbird

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My three year old found a hummingbird today. It reminded me of the time my son caught a blue jay and let it go in our house. We still have blue feathers on the ceiling to prove it. Do these things happen to ordinary people?













This little guy didn't make it into the house.






The neck feathers were so much more brilliant than this photo shows. (Click photo to enlarge.)





We helped it to the feeder and it drank for a good while and then flew away. You can see the tongue in this photo.

11 comments:

Monica said...

What a neat experience!!!

Linda said...

Wow! I'm jealous, but so glad you got pictures.

Kara said...

That is so cool. We have a pair of hummers around the house and recently they enjoyed flying over to the window and watching us if we are sitting there:)

Michelle said...

We've had 3 birds in out house 3 different times. I thought we were the only ones lol.

That is a beautiful bird, and I have never seen the tongue of a humming bird, awesome!

Amy said...

Wow! That is amazing! I can't wait to show these pictures to Dale - he will love them.
I'd like to say my boys were out rescuing wildlife right now, but they're actually knee-deep in a mud puddle.
Oh well.

Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy said...

I'm usually pretty calm about nature stuff but that would have freaked me out. I'd have been worrying "What's wrong with it? Why is it letting us hold it? Avian Flu! Ahhhhh!"

Alison said...

Very cool!

My kids have never brought any blue jays into the house, but our cats have, lol!

Emily said...

That is incredible! I'm so glad you got pictures!

Lisa Beth W. said...

Wow, what a wee, beautiful, precious thing! I would be marveling all day at having been able to hold such a little treasure. How special that God granted you that experience!

Nicki said...

No. These things happen to extra-ordinary people! I've had occasion to chase a bird out of my house, too. : )

BoufMom9 said...

OMGOSH! That is fantastic! I have never heard of anyone catching a hummingbird. Very cool!

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