chatting with an Anna's hummingbird
I was sitting on the patio, taking a break from working in the garden, when I observed this Anna's hummingbird. It was happily feeding on nectar in lemon blossoms when along flew an Umber Skipper, which then chased the hummer away.
I couldn't believe my eyes! A little Umber Skipper butterfly chasing a hummingbird?
After a few minutes the hummingbird returned to the lemon tree and sat on a branch facing me.
I said "I can't believe the Umber Skipper chased you away !?!"
As if it understood, the hummer then cocked its head to one side.
Then turned its head even more.
I almost expected it to chirp or say something.
This was definitely a bonding experience.
Oh, if only more people just stopped for a few minutes to observe what's going on around them in nature.