Lisa Be

By Lisa Be

LifeBuzz Staff

She Wanted To Hand Feed Hummingbirds. What Happened Next Is Pure Awesomeness!

One morning Abigail Alfano of Pine, Louisiana got the idea to hand feed the hummingbirds that were swarming around her backyard feeder. It was during the peak of their migration so there were twenty to thirty of the tiny birds flying around. She was determined and very patient, and it paid off.

Her husband, Sam Alfano, was there to capture the special moments.

“Over the course of several days, I would simply stand beside the feeder so that they would get used to my presence. Then, I began putting my hands around the feeder so that in order to drink they had to land on my fingers. I was amazed at how quickly they were willing to do this.”

“Over the course of several days, I would simply stand beside the feeder so that they would get used to my presence. Then, I began putting my hands around the feeder so that in order to drink they had to land on my fingers. I was amazed at how quickly they were willing to do this.”

“The next step was to remove the feeder and place a small red cap on an old milk can in the same area. They eventually found the small replacement and began feeding. The morning the photos were taken, I simply went outside and filled the cap with the sugar water, placed it in the palm of my hand, and sat very very still. Within ten minutes, they were resting in my hands, drinking. It was sheer delight for me! I was even able to move my hands around a bit with the birds on my fingers. They are light as a feather…and simply beautiful. I can’t wait until next year.”

“The next step was to remove the feeder and place a small red cap on an old milk can in the same area. They eventually found the small replacement and began feeding. The morning the photos were taken, I simply went outside and filled the cap with the sugar water, placed it in the palm of my hand, and sat very very still. Within ten minutes, they were resting in my hands, drinking. It was sheer delight for me! I was even able to move my hands around a bit with the birds on my fingers. They are light as a feather…and simply beautiful. I can’t wait until next year.”

And I was thrilled when a butterfly landed on my arm. I'd love to hand feed some hummingbirds! This is so cool! If you agree, Share this with your friends.

Source: Abigail Sings

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