Tired Little Hummingbird

Yesterday evening I noticed a little male hummingbird sitting very still on our hummingbird feeder. Every few minutes he’d take a sip and then sit still again. He stayed on the feeder for over 30 minutes. We worried he was sick or hurt. Thankfully when the sun set he flew away and seemed to be in fine health. We figure the little guy may have gotten exhausted from the heat of the day and needed to feed and rest to build his energy back up.
He sure was a cutie.

I hope you all have a pleasant weekend.

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WildLife Wednesday – Screech

1-15-2017-hootScreech has been spending a great deal of time here during the milder weather. He’s so used-to us that he didn’t open his eyes but a crack when we were in the barn. It gives us a big smile to see this fine-feathered friend trust us enough not to fly away whenever he sees us. I’m glad we didn’t disturb his nap.

Screech has been visiting our barn from time-to-time since 2013. It’s possible that he was there before then and we didn’t know about it. I did a quick search on screech owls and discovered that the oldest one they knew of out in the wild lived to be 14 years and in captivity they could live to be 20 years. Thankfully, his life span is a lot longer than I would have guessed. Hopefully, we’ll have many years of his visits ahead to enjoy.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday!

 

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