We really enjoy watching the hummingbirds visit the feeder and zip around the yard.
There are at least 5 that are always around. They buzz past us when we're sitting on the porch swing, perch in the Smoke Bush, take off again, visiting flowers throughout the yard and stopping at the feeder. Over and over and over again.
The other evening, as I walked out my front door, something caught my eye.
See the little hummer perched on the vine?
This hummer was perched on a vine right outside my front door.
It was about 6:45 pm and despite my using the front door, the hummingbird did not move AT ALL.
I'm aware that hummingbirds go into torpor, a type of hibernation at night, but I never thought one would choose a vine next to my front door, totally exposed and low to the ground. I also didn't think they would go into torpor so early in the evening as it wasn't getting dark for at least an hour.
Hubby had to leave for work early the next morning and it was still dark out when he left the house. We cautiously opened the front door and were relieved to see the hummingbird still perched like a statue on the vine.
The little hummingbird did not move until the sun began shining on the front porch around 7:15 am.
Just so you know, we did not get close to the hummingbird. These photos were taken with a zoom lens and we used the back door after we discovered the bird so close to the front door.