Hummy Hummingbird

25 Aug

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

My husband and I spent a few days this past week in Raleigh, North Carolina visiting family and eating way too much good food. Since we returned home, I have been busy catching up as well as wandering aimlessly.  Fortunately, our guest blogger, Patricia Franklin  sent a story that I am posting today. I feel better missing my posting day if I can share something good. Enjoy- Onisha

Patricia Franklin

A Few Thoughts


I just had a quick story to tell you.  We got home last night and I noticed the hummingbird feeder was out of juice.  I wasn’t going to put any more out, as it draws the hornets and they fight with the hummingbird to get it.  Also, it is getting to the end of the season.  But, I was standing at the patio door this morning, about 6 feet away from the feeder, which hangs right in front of my window over the sink.  Little Hummy came up to the patio window and buzzed around several times right in front of my face.  I was a little startled and thought “Is she trying to tell me something?”  I went about my work in the kitchen and went over to the sink to start the dishes.  She came flying over and was buzzing around the feeder.  I watched her and suddenly she came up to the window over the sink and flew around in front of my face again.  I said to myself, “She really does know where the food comes from, and is telling me she is hungry.”  There are fewer flowers around now, so she is looking for food. Guess she does not mind fighting with the hornets.  I sit outside frequently in my chair next to the feeder, and I know she keeps an eye on it because occasionally another hummingbird will come, and she is immediately there to chase it away.  So I made up some juice and hung it out there. She has been back about six times already today.




I loved this story. I do believe that hummingbirds communicate with us humans. We have had them fly from the feeder to hover in front of us as though saying “thank you.” One summer my husband put his camera on the tripod and took some great photos we treasure. Here is one of them-Onisha




Do you have any hummingbird stories or photos?  If so, it would be fun if you shared them in comments.

4 Responses to “Hummy Hummingbird”

  1. dianequicksilvernovels August 29, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

    When we lived in Colorado, we put out a feeder attached to a large two-liter bottle and it had eight feeding stations. The hummers could empty that feeder in less than a week. We’d watch as one hummer was sitting on the flower dipping and another landed on its back and they took turns feeding. It was also the end of the season when the flowers were becoming scarce. We really enjoyed our little friends and they often flew close to us without fear. Lovely story and great picture!


    • Onisha Ellis August 29, 2016 at 7:20 pm #

      Our hummingbirds are not patient enough to take turns. They run the feeding one off so they can have a turn.


  2. DiVoran Lites August 26, 2016 at 11:04 am #

    Two great posts in one and beautiful pictures, too. Love my friends, Onisha and Patricia. Hey that almost rhymes.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. divoran09 August 26, 2016 at 11:02 am #

    Thanks for letting my friends, Joanie, and Melody be your friends, and your friends be mine.

    Love, DiVoran


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