Archie used to sit (she's shown below), and pretty much anywhere she pleases. She's tame enough, that I can go in and out of the door, 3 feet away, (slowly) and she doesn't fly away anymore.
And she loves the camera, posing, often. This pic (shown right), I took from 3 feet away from her, with the door open, looking up - I'm glad she didn't fly INTO the house to check out the red couch.... the octogenarian cats would've had a field day trying to catch a hummingbird.
I am not sure if she's a Black Chinned, an Anna's, or a Costa's hummingbird, being a young female - introduce me to her father and I could tell you! - but she is adorable, and has quite a fun personality. I was sitting with my back to the grill earlier this week, and she flew to within 2 feet of me, saw I was drinking a lemonade, and then flew to the potted snap dragons (that were the same color as my lemonade) and drank heartily from them, within reaching distance of me. When I gathered up the lavender on Monday, she drank all she could from the vases that I left outside in the shade before I brought them in after dark. I think she knows who her "sugar daddy" is - LOL! (nectar.. sugar.. get it? DOH! =P )
Much better than SNL's Seth Meyer's (accurate) reference to thrice retired now injured chronic pain in the neck Favre "say hello to my little friend" .. though I did enjoy Seth's Weekend Update =)
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