Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Hummers in Louisiana

My oldest, dearest, "since before we were born" friend, Dianne, sent me this photo with the following explanation.

This lady lives in a Hummingbird fly zone. As they migrated, about 20 of them were in her yard. She took the little red dish, filled it with sugar water and this is the result.

The woman is Abagail Alfano of Pine, Louisiana - she has been studying them daily and one morning put the cup from the feeder, with water in it, in her hand; as they had gotten used to her standing by the feeder they came over to her hand. She says in touching they are as light as a feather. Abagail also said, 'if I had known my husband was taking pictures I would have put on makeup."

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