I always think hummingbirds speak in !!!s. Everything moves so very quickly for them, that they must need to emphasize their sentences with !!!s.
This morning was a great example. I’m sitting at my desk, trying to wake up while dialing in to work, and cleaning my glasses when this smudge darts up to the window and *hovers*. I quickly put my glasses back on, and peered at the small shape zooming back and forth just on the other side of the glass, trying to get my attention.
We made eye contact, I smiled (because how can you NOT smile when faced with a hummingbird who’s trying to get your attention?) and I swear it nodded with satisfaction that the message, “HI! We’re back!!!” was received and zzzzzoomed off again.
I hadn’t seen any others in the past few days, though of course it was really only this past weekend that it started warming up. And my not-yet-had-coffee brain can’t tell you what kind of hummer this was. I haven’t seen any back in my yard yet either, though w/out any flowering things, that’s not surprising.
Must get to the bird store this weekend and buy another hummer feeder. The one I had out last year mysteriously disappeared when the landlady chopped off the tree limb I had been using to hang it on. I’ll have to find a new place to hang it this year, but I’m so glad the little buggers are back and ready to spread more joy and giggles with their antics.