Friday, June 27, 2008

Death in the Garden

I was very sad when I arrived home from work Tuesday and John pointed out a death hummingbird a couple of feet from the back steps. I have no idea how it died but the fact that it was near the steps made us wonder if one of the neighborhood cats had gotten it. On Sunday a couple of cats that we had never seen before wandered through. John also saw a pair of hummers fighting last week so maybe that was how it died.

There were no hummingbirds in the garden for a couple of days but yesterday and today we saw one. I have no idea if it is a male or female but it's good to have one buzzing around again.

Maybe someday I'll get close enough to get a good picture.


  1. How sad to find a dead hummer. I'm glad you've had a few in the garden again. You were lucky to get a couple of shots of this one feeding on actual flowers. That's much harder than getting pictures at a feeder.
    Now you'll have more time for chasing birds, bees and butterflies :)

  2. So what do you do for a ceremony? Find a little tiny coffin and play Freebird?