One day some years ago while working in my garden on a bright summer day, I heard a loud buzzing noise coming from the direction of my car. It sounded like a gigantic bee.
Curious, I went over to see what it could be and realized the noise was coming from one of the wheel wells. Bending down and looking very closely, I could just make out a tiny wing sticking out from under a flap of plastic. It was then that I realized the noise was coming from a bird which had gotten trapped under the car.
I gently lifted the flap and an exhausted hummingbird hopped out and onto the top of the tire. It sat there for a bit until I put my finger out. Then it hopped onto my finger. I brought it out into the light and let it rest in my hand.
When it had finally recovered, it took off like an arrow toward a tree across the yard. What an experience to hold one of these tiny birds!
What's your hummingbird story?
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