A male Ruby-throated Hummingbird has been spotted twice since last weekend.
I’ve been wondering about them since I’ve been preoccupied and away from home so often.
The least I can do is to provide the freshest nectar for them while I'm away.
His gorget is stunning but I’m never satisfied until I see a female.
This evening at 7:45, just before sunset, I heard her.
She lowered herself close to me for a few seconds to check me out.
Perhaps she recognized or remembered a summer home?
“Welcome Home”, I whispered.
Slowly, she lowered herself to some nectar nearby.
After a few sips, she hovered near again and sipped from another feeder. Perched and very alert.
“Do you know me?”, I whispered.
“Now, go do what you do, Mama.”
I prefer to think she recognized me. That’s what I believe.