Always room in this barn. Heck, we might even turn the lights and music on for you. This female Rufous Hummingbird (I think) showed up in the barn last night. It was going to be a chilly night so Dear Husband wanted to be sure she had something to eat too. She didn't wait long to take him up on it. (this is the best hummingbird feeder - it's cleanable & doesn't leak!)
She kept flying around the ceiling, even though the doors were open. She'd land in one of the vent cut-outs and hang out there for a while, then fly around some more. We finally decided to leave the doors open a little and let her stay. Maybe she was our garden bird from last year (see photo here). I saw the first hummingbird of 2006 while the cherry trees were blooming so I've been on the watch for them.
Tonight, she seems to have moved on. Maybe she was just passing through and needed a spot to keep warm. After seeing the frost this morning, I didn't blame her.
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