An Old Friend?


Could this be my old friend The Guard?  He was the Hummingbird that sat on the on the trellis protecting the feeder from intruders. The place and time are about the same.


Actually, Hummingbirds are likely to follow the same migration route and remember where to find flowers and feeders.  After arriving on the Gulf Coast, the Ruby Throats need to fatten up for the 500 mile trip to Mexico and some go as far as Northern Panama.  It is nice to think that the Hummingbirds remember the Automatic Garden.

10 Comments on “An Old Friend?”

  1. Ann Coleman says:

    I love hummingbirds! This is the first year I’ve seen several of them in our yard!

  2. mattb325 says:

    That’s lovely! It must be nice to think you are now on the map….that should ensure future generations visit your garden, too 🙂

  3. Sheryl says:

    Until I read this post, I’d never thought about a bird’s need to “fatten up” prior to undertaking its annual migration. It’s incredible how hummingbirds have such long migration paths. They look so delicate and fragile.

  4. Tina says:

    Those hummers put on a good show, don’t they. Though little birds, my current crew are spending WAY too much time chasing each other away from the flowers and feeder.

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