Be Amazed- Hummingbird Sighting

The visitor

The visitor

When I hung the hummingbird feeder up on Saturday, I did have hope that I would finally get to see a hummingbird. I knew a few facts about the little birds. I knew they were the smallest birds in the world. I knew they could fly as fast as 60 miles per hour. I knew they could flap their wings 70 times in a second. I knew they could hover like a helicopter. And, I knew I wanted to see one for myself, in my own backyard.

I had tried before with no luck. Perhaps, the feeder location by the front door had been too busy. Perhaps, I had been too busy to notice. Perhaps, I had needed a Best-1 Hummingbird feeder like I have now. Perhaps, it just wasn’t the right time.

I wanted to see a hummingbird so much that I actually placed it on my bucket list. I hoped it would finally happen, and it did!

I was standing at my back door, staring intently at the feeder. “A watched pot never boils” kept running through my head, but I couldn’t look away. Suddenly, I saw the tiny bird zoom in and hover at the feeder. “I saw one! I saw one!” I shouted in amazement. And just as fast, he flew away. I worried that he had been scared away by my loud pronouncement of his sighting. 5:51. 8/18 at 5:51. The numbers floated in my head as I continued the watch. Then, there he was again. Three times I saw the little bird pose at the feeder. I was amazed to see it with my own eyes.

Each new sighting brought me a moment of joy! Now, I am a bird watcher.

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Posted on August 19, 2014, in Beespeak, Hummingbirds, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Yay! One thing to check off your bucket list! And, of course, cats like to watch birds, too 🙂

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  2. That’s right! I have to say I’m getting really attached to my little hummingbird. He has been coming around a lot! Wish I could get closer, but I don’t want to scare him away!

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