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CountryDew

What a sweet story. How wonderful that you were able to get the bird safely back into the wild.

Beth

I'm so glad you were able to get the little bird out safely. We had one get in our garage once and had quite the time getting him to fly towards the open garage door space. It's funny that she flew towards the plastic flower lei instead of the real flowers. I've had them fly right up to my flowered shirt before, thinking it might be a source of nectar. :-)

Siria

Wesley, what a great story! How exciting it must have been for your girls. It would be a great show and tell story for Owen to share with her classmates. I love those little hummingbirds and wish we got more up where we are. It must be all those beautiful flowers in your garden that attracts so many. :)

Luther Christensen

This story brightened my day as do all your posts, but this one was particularly charming. thank you so much.

occula

oh my gosh, the poor little thing. I'm glad you were finally able to release her.

We don't see hummers around our house, but once my husband got buzzed by one attracted to his red ball cap at my mom's place in the Ozarks.

Rosanne - Firefly Nights

Poor little hummingbird. It must have been so scared. I've never heard of anyone having as many hummingbirds as you have. Wow.

Jeanne Riecke

So far this has happened to me twice in a week. The little hummingbird flew in my open door and got caught with the skylight. Finally exhausted she landed on the carpet. I picked her up brushed her off (cobwebs) and took her outside. She finally got her strength back and flew off.

After she came in I put some sugar water out on the deck with a red rose on top of the water to attract her if she wanted it.

But she came back today. Except this time she didn't stay up on the skylight. She came down to my windowsill a little tired. I picked her up and brushed her off again. She didn't resist me. I took her outside. She flew off again.

Maybe she was telling me to refill her sugar water (it was low and the rose was gone). After she left this AM I re-filled her sugar water container on the deck. This is a little unusual...

Linda

That must have been an interesting experience. It looks like your lei attracted him. What kind of feeders do you use? That looks like a Perky-Pet feeder in the picture. They came out with those Top Fill models. You push to seal it, pour in the nectar, and pull to open it like a sports bottle. They’re easy to fill and clean.
Here's an example of one:
http://www.birdfeeders.com/store/hummingbird-feeders/120tf

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