|This past weekend, Mike and Jonna VanDeWalker encountered a
hungry hummer who was not a bit shy. This photo was snapped by
Mrs. VanDeWalker as her husband held the feeder. Photographed
at Cold Water Cove Campground in the Oregon Cascades about 75
miles east of Eugene, Oreg. Mike VanDeWalker said, "The hummer
found the feeder within two hours of our hanging it on the side
of the motorhome. She would perch either on a branch about 20
feet from the feeder or on the stick that was holding up the feeder
itself. She was feeding about every five minutes morning and evening,
and about every 15 minutes at mid-day. She was definitely building
body fat for her trip south for the winter. She had no fear of
me at all. I'm sure she is a wild bird and not a city dweller."
The fat little hummer below is the same one -- VanDeWalker says
"she leans out in flight."