I'm glad Susan at A Southern Daydreamer is back and hosting Outdoor Wednesday again! She's been kind enough to host even when her life got crazy! Thank you Susan! I recently received these pictures via email. Ordinarily, I would not post third hand information, but these are extraordinary! Don't worry--cynic that I am about email, I checked this out with snopes.com. They are real and not the product of "photo enhancement".
These pictures were taken by Sam and Abigail Alfano who live in Pine, Louisiana. It seems they live in what is called a "fly zone" for hummingbird migration. According to her, she decided to sit down with a cup of the bird nectar one morning as she was filling it. This is the result!
I've noticed that hummingbirds seem to adapt to people and pets. I am convinced that the same ones visit our house year after year. In fact, I named them long before I named my Target bird couple--Humphrey and Henrietta Hummingbird (I like everything to have a name and am partial to alliteration).
Can you imagine? This is just amazing to me. I'm a little squeamish about birds up close and personal, but I think even I would have tried to sit still for this! Join Susan for a list of participants at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ and have a wonderful Wednesday!