This week's "Catch of the Day" is brought to you by the Guardian Drugstore in O'Leary, PE. Recently Michael and I were in O'Leary to watch the taterrific (hardy har har har) "Potato Blossom" parade:
There goes Mr. Potato right now...
While there we took advantage of the sidewalk sales...this was AFTER the parade because ALL businesses closed shop during the parade! We browsed through the Home Hardware store, the CO-OP stores and finally Guardian Drugs.
I hit the jackpot at Guardian Drugs. We purchased some bowls, a big mystery grab bag for $2.00 (topic for another post) AND a gorgeous bright red, cut glass hummingbird feeder for $5.00 (marked down from $29.99)! Since we have seen a hummingbird or two whiz by while sitting on our front porch I was thrilled to find one for such a low price.
I made up a batch of sugary syrup on the BBQ, poured it into the feeder and hung it up on the front porch hoping the local hummingbirds would find it.
And by golly they did!! I think there are two because one makes a little chirping noise while feeding and the other one doesn't. They stop by frequently throughout the day (like every 5 minutes!) which makes me wonder if they are feeding young ones. I don't really know anything about hummingbird habits so if you can fill me in I'd appreciate it.
It was tricky getting the photos because by the time the shutter clicked open and closed the hummingbird was long gone but I persisted. I also captured about a two minute video too! Oh, and I want you to notice the blue sky - see?...the sun does shine here once in a while:)
We seem to be friends now, the hummingbirds and I. At first my slightest movement scared them off but now they fly onto the porch, hover in front of me for a few seconds and then start to feed. Maybe they're just saying "thanks" for the feeder...or..."what the heck took you so long?"
Either way, it's all good.