I have no proof...No one was there except the bird and me. I have something on my bucket list that most people wouldn't even care about. I would like to have a hummingbird come and not be frightened by me....dip down and eat out of my hand. I've seen pictures of people doing this and thought...what a thrill that would be. To have a tiny bird trust you so much that he would risk his life by doing this. Well, it happened yesterday. Remember that it is fall and birds are starting their migration. There aren't as many flowers to keep these tiny birds fed...so they come to our feeders constantly during the day. This time of the year is a good time to try to get them to feed from your hand. I was out filling the feeders for the day and a tiny jewel of a bird kept bobbing in and out toward me and then up and down and all around. It was a male and he showed little fear. He kept dashing in and out toward my body. Before I knew it he was sitting on the heel of my hand dipping into the bottom plastic cover of the feeder. I had been ready to dump the old fluid and refill. He was light as a feather :) He rose up again and came in for another sip. I was like a balloon full of air....hadn't taken a breath in so long, it seemed. I decided to run and get Joe and my camera to take a picture, if he could. Of course, it took so much time that the little bird had gone and I was left there standing and looking around for him. I saw him in the Ash tree, but he was not going to chance it with two of us on the deck. What a thrill for me. I got to thinking afterward....I really didn't take the time to really enjoy what was happening. I was so wanting a picture for proof...that I almost missed the moment. Has this ever happened to you....missing the moment by running to get the camera?
It will probably never happen again. If it ever does, I hope that I take the time to really enjoy what is happening. I don't have a picture to show this morning, but the picture is in my heart and will be with me as long as I am here.