Elizabeth Melton Parsons


Photo: Hummingbird – Tired – Sick?

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I recently put up window flower boxes and some hummingbird feeders. The little guys love the cheap plastic ones, but I have a nice glass one that they ignore for the most part. I was seriously thinking of taking it down until the other morning.

sick-hummer-smI was standing by my window looking out and enjoying my first cup of coffee when I noticed something sitting on this larger feeder. The feeder is attached to the window frame, so I was able to get a close look through the glass. It was a hummingbird with it’s feathers all rumpled and wet looking. It sat there drinking for about 20 minutes. I didn’t know if the little guy could fly or not, but once he’d drank his fill, he flew off. I decided not to remove the feeder. It’s the only one that allows a bird to perch on it to feed and if it helped this little guy, maybe it will help future ones.


Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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