Since last Fall, James has become interested in hummingbirds. I know this because he started asking to go to his grandparents' house to see them from the back porch. I would have thought their unnerving speed and loud buzzing chirps would upset him, but no. He's charmed (just don't let them buzz too close).
It was fun to see his excitement and hear him talk about the birds and ask questions about them. We all seized on this new interest at Christmas and birthday times. James received a nice book about hummingbirds ("It's a Hummingbird's Life," by Irene Kelly), a hummingbird bookmark, and his CATS student presented him with his Very Own feeder, which we've hung in the backyard.
Gorgeous, but the birds aren't coming down low enough to feed. Next week: the front yard! I've seen hummingbirds try feeding from the low-lying sage shrubs out there. Stay tuned ...
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