I saw the first hummingbird of the season yesterday. I was cleaning the birdbath near the sugar feeder, and a ruby throated male came right up to me and hovered a few feet away and looked at me.
|Not my picture of course, but my visitor looked |
exactly like this as he hovered and greeted me.
He stayed a few moments, then dipped his wings and flew off without visiting the feeder. I swear he was saying hello, good to see you again, how was your winter, I'll come back when you finish with the birdbath . . . .
Hummingbirds are very communicative and they acknowledge humans. They look at us. They direct their attention to us in intentional ways.
It's not a stretch to imagine the greeting my ruby throated friend just gave me.