I am so happy. I have a hummingbird. My first year here we had about 5 all summer. Then number slowly dwindled to zilch. I've had three sad years of nothing. A glimpse in the spring and another in the fall. That was it. Lo and behold, this year I have one and it is staying. It is skittish and doesn't sit long, but I'm not complaining.
The other day to my surprise I looked to my left and there was a cedar waxwing. I've only seen a flock of them one other time here. He was a pretty dapper looking fellow. I do have a bad feeling he is competing with me when it comes to berry picking.
It was a wonderful birding week here. Hope everyone else had a pleasant week.