I was pleasantly surprised as he silently sat at my side.
I was settled on the lawn in a half sitting, half lying down position that was not comfortable or attractive but I was hunting after all!
The rapid beating of their wings alerted us as the hummingbirds drew near. They zipped in and out so quickly I couldn't determine when to shoot.
It wasn't long before I was witness to the delicate, yet frenzied dance three of them made in attempting to be the one that got to feed as they wouldn't all feed at once.
This is part of what summer is all about for me. I absolutely love my birds. I have noticed more varieties at my feeders then any year before. In addition to the hummers, I have cardinals, cedar waxwings, chickadees, goldfinch, nuthatch, pilliated woodpeckers, downy woodpeckers, song swallows, red poles and a few, still unidentified species.
I never tire of the peace and joy they bring to my day.
I hope you have some special friends too!