I posted a few weeks ago about a hummingbird that was entering our
garage shop in the evenings while we were working. Table saws,
routers and other equipment have no apparent effect on it. He spends
much of his time (sometimes hour or more) flying around the
fluorescent tubes in the ceiling.
Yesterday it got better. The little fellow started perching...a lot.
Most of the time he would land on the wires extending down to the
garage door openers, on the spokes of bicycles hanging from the
ceiling and other convenient spots. At one time he even hung on the
sheetrock wall and fanned his tail out. He got so used to us being
around he even "posed" and watched as I took a few pictures of him.
Not wanting it to get trapped in the garage, I turned off the lights
and it eventually flew out the door and perched on our trash cart,
then in the gravel at the base of the cart. My wife, thinking he was
hurt, was able to actually touch him and gently pat him on the head.
She moved a piece of gravel next to its foot and it flew away to the
trees at the edge of our lot.
It must be OK. It is humming around the garage again this afternoon.
Again, I think I'm gonna replace all of those sticky feeders with