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Saw First Hummingbird of the Season

If you have been following this blog for any length of time now, you are aware that this blog is dedicated to my mom and our shared love of hummingbirds. In a recent post, I was saying that I wish I would finally see my first hummingbird of the season, but that at the time that original post was written it had not yet happened.  Well, as of earlier today my wish was finally granted.  Yea!

While outside searching for a friend who was sitting outside enjoying some sunshine, it happened.  There it was sitting in a tree getting some nectar from the flowers… what I believe to be a Ruby-throated Hummingbird.  I  did not want to disturb the bird and make it fly away too quickly, so I stayed still and at some distance away until it finished feeding.  The reason I believe it to be a Ruby-throated Hummingbird is because they are the most common species of hummingbird found in our area, southeast Texas.

Regardless of the birds actual species, it was a thrill to have finally seen my first hummingbird of the season for many reasons.  I saw the hummingbird as a symbolic reminder to me that my mom is still with me and will always be so.  Also, in the past few years, for unknown reasons, there have been far fewer hummingbirds in the area then previously.

I can truly imagine that my mom is up in Heaven looking down on me and smiling, fully aware of the joy I felt at finally seeing my first hummingbird of the season.  As a hummingbird enthusiast, I hope that you to will soon be fortunate enough to experience that same thrill yourself, if you have not already done so this season.  Take the time to enjoy the great outdoors and all that nature has to offer.

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