It's already been 2 months since Ziggy's departure, and 5 months since his unforgettable arrival. It was one of the most memorable appearances ever, since he started showing up. We were doing yard maintenance for the start of the season, getting ready to put in our Annuals. Tracy was deep into the garden and I was making my way towards the garden bench under the large Maple. Just then Ziggy did what he normally does - he has to fly at lightening speed right beside your head. Not around you, not over you, but within a couple feet of your head. It got the heart immediately racing. He arrived! With missile speed he flew right past me and landed on a branch about 6 feet in front of me. He knew me and remembered his garden very well. Within seconds he flew down to his favorite fountain, did a bit of snorkeling and took a well needed bath after his long journey north. I certainly do miss those days, and hope he's got another year left in him. N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. May, 2019. Adult Male Ruby-throat hummingbird.
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