I’ve been keeping an eye on this little tree during our morning dog walks. It’s in an abandoned motorhome park on the former naval air station, which military personnel, mostly retired I guess, used before they closed the base.
And as I mentioned earlier, every so often I felt and heard a buzzing presence. The tree has a hummingbird who guards his tree jealously; that’s him on his perch.
It’s a pretty setting. The old barbecues are rusty now, and the wiring has all been ripped out, some of it by copper thieves. But as you can see above, Ernie found his happy spot.
This little hummer has his happy spot, too. Morning after morning, he’s on that perch.
He? Maybe it’s she, for all I know. He/she sure has staked out territory. And not shy about buzzing two-legged intruders, either.
Pretty colors, no?