Close encounter.

We spent the night on the boat last night.  Got up this morning and headed out for a sail.  We had a great day – sailed up to Windy Point and back.  Back at the marina we grabbed a bite to eat at Shades and watched the end of the Masters.  Then on to Iguana Grill to watch our friend Wiz and his band play.

As I was sitting listening to the music I saw a tiny hummingbird hit a beam and fall down right next to me.  I think he flew in the open window on his way home and hit the beam.

For all the times I’ve hunkered in the kitchen in front of the window where the hummingbird feeder hangs trying to get a stealth shot – it was really amazing to see one up close.

I didn’t know if he was dead or just stunned.   So I picked him up.  His eyes were open and he was breathing really hard.  He was so tiny!  I held him for 5 minutes or so.  I brought him over to Monte for him to see.   He held him in his hands for a few more minutes.   Then, after his head cleared, he stood up, flew into the air… chirped a “thank-you” and flew home.


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