Do you know why hummingbirds hum? They forget the lyrics.
I love birds. All of them. If I wasn’t too busy using my binoculars to spy on my neighbors, I would be an avid bird watcher. Hummingbirds are my favorite. I’m impatiently waiting for them to arrive next month! The bird feeder is already out and ready a month early.
Hummingbirds are amazing little creatures. They burn so much energy just flying and hovering, it’s a wonder that they are able to migrate. They find enough nectar along the way to do it, which is wonderful. Summer and fall would not be the same without them.
I once had finches. They require a wooden cage and a lot of fresh air. I did everything I was supposed to, but I didn’t realize that their lifespan is very short. It was too much of a bummer to keep replacing them, so I stopped. They were so much fun to watch.
I’ve also had a parakeet and a cockateil. I would love to get a parrot, but they are just too expensive. Besides, to quote Kevin James from a “King of Queens” episode, “I don’t want a pet that is going to outlive me”. I know that the right birds can be wonderful companions, whether kept as an appropriate pet or to simply observe. I find it very soothing.