She has had a couple of close encounters of the birding kind. The hummingbirds are back, and she has one who is very aggressive about guarding "his" feeders on her deck. He sits in a tree where he can watch all the feeders, and if another hummingbird is actually brazen enough to attempt to feed from one of them, the fight is on! They move astonishingly fast, so the Bag Lady doesn't have much in the way of videotape.
She was minding her own business the other day, doing some yard work, when she was accosted by this little fellow. He flew right into her face and hovered there, almost as though he was daring her to get another step closer to his feeder! The funny part was that she was walking away from it! He finally decided that he had asserted his authority and flew away, back to his perch in the tree, ever vigilant.
After many attempts, she finally managed to film this:
She knows it probably isn't very exciting for those of you in the southern parts who see hummingbirds all the time, but they are rare enough in these parts that she gets quite excited. She was very excited years ago when she realized they were hanging around her delphiniums, so has been putting out feeders for them for quite a few years now.