Hummer in the Garage
"I saw that it was not feeding, so I put nectar in several shot glasses and placed them on top of the beams, in the rafters. It still would not go to the glasses. I stood on the top of a ladder with my head in the rafter area. The hummingbird would fly up to me and perch on a wire. I held out my hand and the hummingbird flew to it and perched on my finger. It would fly up to the peak in the garage and then back to my finger. I could feel the warmth from the little bird through its feet. Quite an awesome experience. I then held the shot glass for it and it drank!
"The amazing thing was to watch the transformation of its little body as it filled with nectar. It actually changed shape. The little streamlined body changed to a little plump lump. It sat very still for almost 10 minutes and actually looked like it fell asleep. I put my finger in front of it. It moved to my finger. I was able to close my fingers around the bottom of the bird and then cup my other hand around it. It didn't even stir. I climbed down off the ladder and took it outside. I opened my hand. It sat there for probably a minute and then flew off. This was quite an incredible experience."
"The hummingbird returned to the garage the next day. It figured out how to get out. It flies to the feeder and then back outside. I gradually moved this feeder back to the hanger in the back yard."
Try This! Which is Which?