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Day 74

I was in the garage transferring my germinated rambutan seeds into pots when I heard a low buzzing noise occasionally broken by shrill beeps. A hummingbird had flown in and since Mother Nature doesn’t really understand the concept of ceilings, it was caught inside because its instincts told it to go up to safety.

Marcus helped me catch it with a flowerpot and a dustpan and then I picked off the bits of cobweb that had tangled on its wings and claws. Next up was a quick drink of sugar water, since it had been trapped for a bit. Mlem! We released it outside and it took off for the trees, no worse for the wear.

Today was also the little girls’ last day of their week of summer day camp. They agreed that it was awesome but also that they need a break from it.

2 responses to “Day 74

  1. Did it actually drink the sugar water?

    • Jennifer M. Dodd

      It did! Its little tongue was lightning fast — apparently hummingbirds have forked tongues to help draw out nectar. It was very cool to watch, and after a bit it took off in the direction of the treeline.

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