Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Charlie, the Weather Hummingbird

This little hummingbird has chosen my rain gage as his favorite perch. The nectar feeder is a few feet away so he can easily chase away any interlopers while keeping an eye on the precipitation amounts, which have been significant lately.

Yesterday, I left the screen door open and he flew into the house! After a failed attempt to catch him in a fishing net, we coaxed him onto a yardstick and carefully carried him back outside. I've named him Charlie in memory of my dad who was a weatherman.

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