A Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the Window

By mid-afternoon the weather was very hot and sunny. I was working inside when a Ruby-throated Hummingbird purred up to the window beside me and hung there just long enough to get my attention, then zipped away. I had already seen one a couple of days ago checking out the spot on the back deck where the feeder usually hangs, and not finding it there, and I think they’ve probably been around for several days. But we’ve been traveling and busy – and, and – I just hadn’t gotten around to it.

So – feeling more than a little guilty, I got out the feeder, cleaned it well, filled it with nectar and hung it outside. I didn’t see a hummingbird come the rest of the day, but wasn’t constantly watching, and I’m sure it won’t be long.

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