A Ruby-Throated Hummingbird surprised me in my garden this morning by whizzing past my left ear and stopping mid-air in front of my face. He gave me a good looking over – maybe to see if I’m the same human from last year, but I like to think he was saying “hello, I’m back!”.
He flew over to the fountain beside my door and had a long drink and good bath – it’s the first time I have ever watched a hummingbird take a bath. What an epic trip from Central America for the little guy. Welcome home!