A hummingbird affair  

puntachueca 105M
2534 posts
7/15/2006 9:05 pm

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7/18/2006 5:28 am

A hummingbird affair

Having an interesting relationship with a hummingbird.

Every day while I'm working on my house project, a hummingbird comes and visits.

I take a break and sit in a chair under a tree and she shows up and sits on a limb just out of reach. This has been going on for 2 months.

Today I moved the chair into the doorway because it was about to rain. The hummingbird showed up and sat on the same limb and in the exact same spot. Looking at me very directly...then flying away and flying back over and over to the exact same spot on the limb.

I got curious, and started digging beneath that spot.

I found a hummingbird feeder. Buried about a foot down, and it had been there at least 4 years because that's the last time anyone had lived in the house.

I held up the feeder, and the hummer started flying in circles around me.

I got the message. Put up a new hummingbird feeder.

demonicsexkitten 41F
10671 posts
7/15/2006 9:25 pm

how sweet.... i want to put up some bird feeders, but really don't want to encourage more "presents" being left on my doorstep.

puntachueca replies on 7/16/2006 7:28 am:
small price to pay for the happy environment the birds create.

PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
7/15/2006 9:27 pm

Wow... he's old for a hummingbird, long memory too.

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

puntachueca replies on 7/16/2006 7:30 am:
I checked on that...given the condition of the buried bird feeder, it was buried long befor this bird was born....maybe her mom passed on the story...

runzwithknives 59F

7/15/2006 9:57 pm

puntachueca replies on 7/15/2006 10:45 pm:

cairnsmale55 105M

7/16/2006 2:16 am

and 'they' say animals are dumb! yea right... I hope the bird brings it's family to feed so you can have the additional pleasure of watching them too. Wonderful creatures to watch...

puntachueca replies on 7/16/2006 7:40 am:
they like watching us in return.

amoldenough 69F
16436 posts
7/16/2006 9:22 am

Very nice story. You are fortunate to have such a relationship with animals. I suspect we all could if we paid more attention and watched and listened.

"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."

puntachueca replies on 7/16/2006 3:00 pm:
Exactly. That's all...pay attention.

demonicsexkitten 41F
10671 posts
7/16/2006 10:14 am

what a concept... we're not watching them, they're watching US. and ... i'm not really sure a bird environment would be relaxing to me if i were to have to pick up the bodies every day on the bright side, at least i know my kitties love me.

puntachueca replies on 7/16/2006 3:02 pm:
The birda around here have made a sort of cease fire with the cat...if he tries to catch one, they bombard him. The only bird the other birds let the cat have at is the hawk...funny watching a cat stalk a bird that's actually bigger than him. The cat ignores the chickens. The dog actually protects them.

(What the fuck is this shit..?? *rolls eyes*)

7/16/2006 1:55 pm

All of the so called non-humans have a lot to say if we would only listen...Ready


puntachueca replies on 7/16/2006 3:04 pm:
I think the basic mistake is treating humans as different and supposedly smarter and better. About the only thing we're different in is word concepts which are mostly smoke screens.

Each creature has its world view, and is right from its side. And there's an amazing anoumt of interspecies communication and cooperation as well...except with us. We're the losers in this one.

duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
7/16/2006 2:59 pm

That's an amazing story. Thanks for sharing it.


puntachueca replies on 7/18/2006 5:28 am:
You are welcome.

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