Sunday, November 21, 2010

Surprise Tiny Visitor in the Garage

I walked into the garage this morning to get some shears to cut down the dried up bean stalks. Suddenly I heard the sound of rapidly flapping wings. It sounded like a huge moth banging against a light bulb. I looked up and was surprised to see a hummingbird frantically banging against the glass on one side of the garage. That side of the garage is composed of multiple panels of glass from the floor all the way to the top. I have no idea how long this hummingbird had been in the garage. Not too long, I hope.

The bird could see me and was freighted. I already had the big garage door rolled up, so I knew it was just a matter of minutes before it would find its way out. I have always want to shoot some photos of hummingbirds, and I have spotted plenty of them in hummingbird friendly Sand Village Farm. Unfortunately, they always buzz away as soon as they sensed my presence. This was the perfect opportunity for me to get some pictures of the tiny bird.

This hummingbird has some sparkly green feathers on its back. Poor thing was so confused as it could see the trees outside but couldn't get there. Finally, it turned toward the other direction and zoomed out of the garage through the rolled up door. Later on I saw the bird visiting the abutilon flowers right outside of the garage glass panels.

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