Saturday, July 28, 2012

Anna's Hummingbirds

Hummingbird at the feeder
Hummingbird at the feeder
Ok, so I am still a bit obsessed with the local Anna's Hummingbirds. I found a stick-on feeder [probably the best $20 I've spent on entertainment in a long time] for the window by my desk so I can see them up close, all the time. They are super skittish when they see me but they just keep coming back. 

These little guys are incredibly aggressive when defending their territory or food, so there is a lot of high-speed fighter-plane stuff going on all the time. They also have to inspect me when I sit in the chair you can see in that photo, hovering three feet from my face as if to say 'who are you?! what are you doing here?!' 

Maybe I am easily amused but they do provide me with nearly endless amusement. The other day I watched as, mid-hover, one of them reached up with a foot to scratch its head. Yes, while flying!

As you might suspect, I've been busy with stuff... much of it knitting related (which is good!). I'll have some new things to share soon. But first? I think it's time to refill the hummingbird feeder.