Monday, March 24, 2008

Flutter

All the tiny hummingbird wanted to do was rest. His tiny eyelids felt like cement sliding down his face. He had been flying for almost an hour and still had not seen anything close to red. He had seen grey roofs, yellowed grass and bare trees. But no red flowers.

His beak quivered at the thought of liquid sugar pouring down his tiny throat. He was so very thirsty, and so very tired.

He whipped over the Pond, his small wings fluttering blurs as he scanned the ground. Yellow grass, bleak trees, red flower...wait, red flower!

The hummingbird dove down to the porch and gasped with delight. A red flower! A huge red flower! He began to drink the nectar, his wings fluttering with delight. He was so intent on sipping from the red flower he didn't notice the man inside waving his arms like a fanatic.

"Look!" Ben hissed, smacking me in the ribs. We were hanging around the kitchen table, talking to my dad. "It's a hummingbird!"

"Awww!" I cooed. "Look at him go! He's thirsty!"

We watched as the hummingbird drank down the nectar, his bright blue feathers glinting in the sunlight. He looked up from the feeder and saw us staring at him.

"Oh," he said, clearly startled. "Well-er-excuse me." With a slight pink tinge to his feathers, he fluttered away.

"Do you think he'll come back?" I asked, peering out the window. "He looked embarrassed."

"Sure he will," Ben said confidently. "He knows where the food is."

The hummingbird fluttered over a few houses down, perching on a fence.

"I can't believe I pigged out like that in front of those people," he thought to himself, cringing. His wings twittered in embarrassment. His stomach growled and his head turned back to the red flower.

"Perhaps just a few more drops...."

4 comments:

Mama K said...

I wonder if it's one of the same hummingbirds we saw when we were down there last year?? Do they go back to the same area.....or is it a distant cousin that heard about a great place to eat?

Mom said...

He was really hungry and was probably really glad to see that feeder.

Marie said...

Ohh, I miss hummingbirds. We don't have them here in England but every time I go to my mom's in Nova Scotia to visit I string up a feeder so that Todd can see one. I have some pretty amazing pictures of one that landed on my cousin's husband's hand last year! It got caught in a Gazebo and couldn't find it's way out! I have long been a fan of the little dears and could watch them for hours given the chance!

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