Thursday, April 8, 2010

Hum Along With Betty

This little guy made his way into our house the other night. He was a little dazed so HOB held on to him until he got his wits about him again. My regular readers may be concerned, hoping this hummingbird did not meet the same fate as Edgar Allan Crow.

He did not.

HOB released him and he flew into the night.

No defrosting needed.

Hope you all are humming away at your days and finding an abundance of the nectar of human kindness along the way.


28 comments:

Marlene said...

AWWWWW!!!!!! So stinkin' cute!!!

Eyegirl said...

Wow! That's amazing. And I'm glad he didn't end up in a deep freeze.

Joann Mannix said...

Betty,

That has got to be some sort of good luck coming your way. I'm pretty sure a hummingbird in the house is good fortune.

DrSoosie said...

Recently we had a hummingbird nest in our Ficus tree by the front door. it was so neat to watch the little birdies grow and then one day soon after they were gone! I kept the nest in the tree just incase...very nice picture!

Susie

Joe Cap said...

I am so glad it worked out ok.
You know, they burn so much energy that they need to either be eating or sleeping all the time. If it had taken him too long to recover, he might not have made it.

Joe Cap said...

PS...hmm, when you think about it, not a bad life...can you imagine how cool it would be if WE had to be either eating or sleeping?

The Empress said...

My little guys LOVED this picture.

Awesome.

Thank you.

sarahjayne smythe said...

How tiny. How cute. :) Amazing picture.

Madi and Mom said...

Oh Betty mom is so jealous!!! She loves hummingbirds and would love to hold one...we're happy we know someone who has held one though.
Madi and Mom

Ms. Anthropy said...

Can't believe it came in your house and you were able to rescue it. Could he feel the little, tiny, racing heart?

Shan said...

Phew! I think of EAC every once in a while, especially when I see all the birds in the neighborhood or... you know... ice.

Ann said...

aww poor little thing must have been scared stiff being all disoriented. Lucky for him he had you guys to help him through it

TS Hendrik said...

That picture is amazing! Poor little bird. Hummingbirds really are my favorites.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Definitely has the cuteness factor going in its favor. Glad it's okay. =)

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

He picked a wonderful home. Smart little guy.
Cheers,
Robyn

SquirrelQueen said...

Awwwww, he is adorable. I'm glad to hear he recovered and is fine.

Feeling Just Right said...

Wow! I'd be scared to hold it like that- very cool!

Life is good. Thank You :)

Velvet Over Steel said...

Oh that is so sweet!! My boys saved a bird that was stuck in the fan/vent (somehow). They got it out of the vent and then saved it from our 3 cats at the time. That is how we knew something was up... All 3 cats were on the stove and pointed to the vent!! Hummm..
Nice post and thanks for sharing! :-)
Hugs,
Coreen

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

I love to watch hummingbirds - they are mesmerizing.

Susan Fields said...

I'm glad he made it back out into the night all right!

Elizabeth said...

He is such as sweet little guy, Betty. Usually birds kind of freak me out with their weird eyes, but this guy has kind eyes.

Mainland Streel said...

He's so cute! I'm glad he was okay. I found a bird once when I was little, but it died when I tried to help it. It still makes me sad to think about it. :(

Leanne said...

Awe!!! Betty! So precious!

Copyboy said...

So amazing. Never seen one up so close.
Not just the crow. How 'bout that rat in the wall? haha.

LittleSilkDress said...

I'm glad he escaped a meeting with the deep freeze!

Aging Mommy said...

Amazing picture! Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the follow - I am now following you too.

Mommy on the Spot said...

what an amazing photo!

Jenny said...

Wow, I bet that was an experience. He must be gentle if the bird wasn't afraid.