There has been a little hummingbird hanging around my garden the past few weeks. Yes, I see him visiting the standard hummingbird fare, such as the stand of Cardinal flowers in my yard...
in the vegetable garden.
Almost every day I see him among the tomatillo plants, drinking nectar from their little yellow blooms.
He often perches on the sides of the veggie garden as well.
In fact, this little hummer apparently likes vegetables so much that one day I found him in the greenhouse. I can only suppose he was checking out the tomato and pepper plants I keep in there.
|hummingbird perched on a tomato stake|
He seemed stuck in the greenhouse, flying back and forth along the top of the roof. I usually keep the roof cracked open, but had closed it that day due to the chance of rain.
(For the record, hummingbirds are amazingly loud when they fly.
Especially when the sound is amplified in a little greenhouse.)
The poor little hummer couldn't figure out that he needed to go out the open door, even though I'm assuming that's how he got in. I had to go and open the roof back up for him.
I do wonder if he regularly visits the greenhouse, as hummingbirds are creatures of habit.
He also likes herbs.
|hummingbird drinking basil|
I never knew hummingbirds liked such things, did you?
By the way, I'm not quite sure if this little hummingbird is a he or a she. In one photo I thought I spotted a red dot on his throat, indicating this might be an immature male.